HBO has renewed the comedy series Getting On for a third and final season.
The half-hour dark workplace comedy Getting On, which has managed to stay just under the radar in a place it seems to fit perfectly, follows the staff of a women’s geriatric long-term-care ward in a Long Beach, California hospital. Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez star in the dysfunctional hospital comedy. Metcalf plays an ambitious yet incompetent doctor, Borstein is a deluded nurse, and Nash plays a more normal person who just happens to be a nurse. The actresses are well known for their comedic chops.
Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer created the U.S. adaptation of the show, which is based on the U.K. show of the same name for BBC Four. The Uk Version was created by Vicki Pepperdine, Joanna Scanlan and Jo Brand. Olsen and Scheffer write every episode and exec produce the U.S. version for HBO along with Pepperdine, Scanlan, Brand, Geoff Atkinson, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner.
According or Variety, Getting On averages 1.6 million viewers per episode on HBO. A premiere date for the third season of “Getting On” has yet to be announced.
Shot in the hysterical messy style we know well from other British born comedy series such as The Office, Getting On has been engaging a following since season one. Here is a look back at the first episode of the first season.