Looks like Laurie Metcalf may soon have some extra time on her hands. The actress’ CBS show, The McCarthys, has been essentially cancelled. Now, her Getting On series has been renewed for a third but final season on HBO.
Based on a UK series of the same name, Getting On follows the staff at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, CA. They attend to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years. The comedy stars Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Mel Rodriguez.
The series has been renewed for a third season of six episodes — the same quantity as the first two seasons. Season two of Getting On attracted just 250,000 viewers and a 0.08 rating in the 18-49 demographic but the cable channel has been able to justify keeping it on the air by keeping costs low.
No word yet on when the final season will begin airing.
What do you think? Do you like the Getting On TV show? Do you ythink it should end? Should there be a fourth season?