‘Getting On’ Season Two November Episode Details

Getting On Season 2 November Episodes
Alex Borstein, Adam Ray, Kimberly Celemen, Laurie Metcalf, and Verton Banks star in ‘Getting On’ (Photo: Lacey Terrell / HBO)

Season two of the quirky comedy/drama Getting On will debut on HBO on November 9, 2014 at 10:40pm ET/PT. Created by Will Scheffer and Mark. Olsen, Getting On‘s six episode season two will star Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Mel Rodriguez. Guest stars are set to include Betty Buckley, Jayma Mays, Carrie Preston, Alia Shawkat, and Jean Smart.

The Plot:

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. Facing new responsibilities and added stress, 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.

Getting On November 2014 Episodes:

Episode #7: “No Such Thing as Idealized Genitalia”
Debut: SUNDAY, NOV. 9 (10:40-11:10 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 9 (1:25 a.m., 4:05 a.m.), 10 (11:30 p.m.), 11 (3:15 p.m.) and 12 (12:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 10 (10:00 p.m.), 12 (7:00 p.m.), 14 (8:00 p.m.) and 16 (10:00 a.m.)
Dr. Jenna James’ (Laurie Metcalf) plethora of research projects threatens to take over the ward. A frustrated DiDi (Niecy Nash) asks for a raise; Patsy’s (Mel Rodriguez) “Lean & Green” initiative causes problems; Dawn (Alex Borstein) gets a surprising answer to what’s been ailing her. Jenna receives unwelcome news that leads her to make an unholy alliance.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Miguel Arteta.

Episode #8: “Is Soap a Hazardous Substance?”
Debut: SUNDAY, NOV. 16 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 16 (12:30 a.m., 2:30 a.m.), 17 (11:30 p.m.), 18 (5:45 p.m.) and 19 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 17 (10:00 p.m.), 19 (5:30 p.m.), 21 (8:00 p.m.) and 23 (9:30 a.m.)
DiDi takes on greater responsibilities when a hospice program is introduced into the ward. Dawn looks ahead to her future and tries to share her news with Patsy, but inadvertently puts his new initiative in question. Patsy finds himself playing patient when he has a medical emergency. Dottie (Betty Buckley), an alcoholic patient, looks for ways around doctor’s orders.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Miguel Arteta.

Episode #9 “Turnips…North Day…Yes, yes.”
Debut: SUNDAY, NOV. 23 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 23 (12:30 a.m., 2:30 a.m.), 24 (midnight), 25 (6:15 p.m.), 26 (midnight) and 28 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 24 (10:00 p.m.), 26 (4:30 p.m.) and 30 (1:30 p.m.)
A server crash forces the staff to go “old school” – with disastrous results. DiDi steps on Dr. Stickley’s (Mark Harelik) toes when making a decision about Arlene’s (Jean Smart) mother-in-law, while Dr. James has issues getting through to a deaf patient. Dawn buys a cello, and learns that her life-changing news may not be what it seems.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Becky Martin.

Episode #10: “The 7th Annual Christmas Card Competition”
Debut: SUNDAY, NOV. 30 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 30 (12:30 a.m., 2:30 a.m.) and Dec. 1 (11:15 p.m.), 2 (6:00 p.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.) and 5 (8:00 p.m.)
The staff finds itself in an awkward situation when one of Jenna’s “adult” study photos mistakenly makes its way into the Christmas card competition. DiDi is tempted by Parker Owens (LaMonica Garrett), a visiting doctor. Denya (Carrie Preston), a patient with terminal cancer, proposes a “final solution” to a startled Jenna. Patsy and Dawn’s relationship comes to a head.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Becky Martin.

-By Rebecca Murray

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