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.

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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46 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Maureen Davidson says

    I wish they would leave the good stuff alone. I work in an ER and we all just love Getting On.
    Bad move hbo.

  2. Tracey says

    Please, bring it back . It is so funny and the actors are great. I love Alex, Neicy, and Laurie. Why would it be cancelled? I’m baffled.

  3. Nika says

    I lobe love love this show….. It is hilarious. I turned my coworkers onto this show and we couldn’t stop laughing. Please bring this show BACK!!!!

  4. ralph navarro says

    It was a marvelous, unique and creative series. Please bring it back. The subtle humor was very well crafted and acted by Laurie, Niecy and the rest. It has been an homage to those that are aging and dependent. That’s a gift in our fast paced lives.

  5. Donna Goodwin says

    I like the HBO series “Getting On” very much and would like to see it renewed for more seasons.

  6. Lyn says

    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

  7. Susan Orlowski says

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

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