Getting On‘s one of the least talked about shows on HBO, but it does have a solid group of fans who have been left wondering the status of the series since season one ended in December 2013. Now HBO’s officially announced the routine of the comedy series set in a Long Beach, CA hospital and featuring Alex Borstein, Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, and Mel Rodriguez in starring roles. Season two will kick off its six episode run in November 2014.
Getting On was created by the team behind Big Love – Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer – and is executive produced Olsen, Scheffer, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, and Vicki Pepperdine.
At the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Cal., the staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years, while dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of this ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal.
Season two finds Dr. James on a research binge, measuring anal-genital distances of her geriatric population, as well as of lab rats, while promoting the ward’s hospice program to bring in extra cash. Nurse Didi wants a raise, which ultimately sweeps her up into Dr. James’ mad, mad research world. Nurse Dawn is spinning ever onward toward being the best not-so-good nurse in the history of television as she continues to try and bag co-worker Patsy. Meanwhile, Patsy has a new lean, green program to save money and make the ward more energy-efficient, which is driving everyone crazy.