HBO’s Getting On is getting renewed for a second season, says Deadline.
According to Deadline, the offbeat medical comedy, Getting On starring Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Mel Rodriguez has been renewed and will once again consist of six episodes, matching the size of Getting On’s first season.
Getting On is based on the British series of the same name and takes an off-kilter look at dysfunctional staffers working in the female-geriatric wing of a beleaguered California hospital where their outrageous humor blends with unexpected moments of tenderness and poignancy as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of tending compassionately to their aging charges in a run-down, red-tape-filled hospital facility.
HBO’s adaptation of Getting On hails from Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer and their Anima Sola Productions banner. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo penned the pilot for BBC Worldwide Productions and BBC Worldwide Productions’ Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner executive produce.
Original series producer Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine also serve as executive producers.
The original series, amid critical acclaim, ran for three seasons (and 15 total episodes), earning a BAFTA win for actress in a comedy for Brand and a writing nomination for writers-stars Brand, Pepperdine and Scanlan.
For her part, Metcalf had booked her next gig: stepping in for Jacki Weaver to star in CBS’ re-piloted Boston family comedy The McCarthys. The role is in second position to Getting On. It’s unclear whether CBS will have to recast the role.
The decision to renew the series comes as HBO will launch at least two new comedies in 2014: Jonathan Groff’s gay-themed comedy Looking (which opened soft Jan. 19) and Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley (due in April).
In addition, the cabler recently picked up The Brink starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins; is in production on the Duplass brothers’ comedy Togetherness; and has a co-production comedy starring the Newsroom‘s Emily Mortimer in the works. Getting On joins returning comedies Girls and Veep slated for 2014.
A return date for Getting On’s second season has yet to be determined.
The move comes as HBO ended Stephen Merchant’s Hello Ladies and Christopher Guest’s Family Tree after one season.