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Getting On

Getting On TV show on HBONetwork: HBO
Episodes: 18 (hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: November 24, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Ending

Performers include: Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, Mel Rodriguez, Joel Johnstone, Molly Shannon, Harry Dean Stanton, and Daniel Stern.

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TV show description:
Based on a British comedy of the same name, this series is set in Long Beach, California, at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital. The staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years — while also dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy that’s in need of an overhaul.

Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of the ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal.

Doctor Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf) is the director of medicine. She once hoped to become a medical-research star, but has instead been sentenced to purgatory at the facility. Head nurse Dawn Forchette (Alex Borstein) has many personal shortcomings and an obsession with finding a boyfriend. Both undermine her need to excel in her job.

Nurse Denise “DiDi” Ortley (Niecy Nash) has an easy rapport with the patients and should be an example to her superiors but she isn’t. And Patsy De La Serda (Mel Rodriguez) is a new supervising nurse of ambiguous sexuality.

Series Finale

Episode #18
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD

What do you think? Do you like the Getting On TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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Teresa May 10, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Love this show. Please don’t cancel


Lyn April 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

this is so hilarious. I can’ understand why this series is no longer on yet some of these reality shows are! please reinstate the show


Cindy February 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Love, Love this show!


kath February 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I love it. The best comedy show on TV.


Susan Orlowski January 31, 2015 at 10:16 am

Season 2 was even better than Season One. Please bring it back for a third. Excellent writing and acting. LOVE Laurie Metcalf!!!!


Pamela Read Arnone January 31, 2015 at 5:05 am



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