Getting On has been renewed for a second season by HBO! Wait, you haven't heard of Getting On? Well, let's change that.
The HBO comedy hails from Big Love creators Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. It stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash and was host to guest stars including Molly Shannon, June Squibb and Telma Hopkins. Metcalf plays Dr. Jenna James, the head of an extended care geriatric unit. Borstein and Nash are the nurses to the elderly patients. It's based on the hit BBC series of the same name and is hilarious.
The first season of six episodes premiered in November 2013 to 520,000 viewers. Season two will again be six episodes. No premiere date has been set.
The dark comedy combined with touching moments made this a must-watch show for us, so much so we came up with a list of reasons for you to get into Getting On. Here's how HBO describes the sly comedy: "From the creators of Big Love, Getting On takes an off-kilter look at dysfunctional staffers working in the female-geriatric wing of a beleaguered California hospital. Outrageous humor blends 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."
Metcalf, Borstein, Nash and Mel Rodriguez are all expected to return for the second season.
Get a taste for the series below. The entire first season is on HBO Go.