Getting On Season One December Episode Guide

Getting On Season 1 December episodes
Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash in 'Getting On' (Photo by Lacey Terrell / HBO)
HBO’s new comedy series Getting On just debuted and the network’s revealed what we can expect from the series (based on the BBC show) next month. The series has a limited season one run of just six episodes and will finish up on December 29, 2013.

Getting On December 2013 Episodes:

Episode #2: “If You’re Going to San Francisco”
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 1 (midnight), 2 (11:55 p.m.), 4 (midnight), 5 (8:00 p.m.), 6 (10:30 p.m.) and 11 (11:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 2 (9:30 p.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m.) and 8 (9:05 a.m.)
In the wake of Nurse Raymes’ (Telma Hopkins) departure, Patsy De La Serda (Mel Rodriguez), a new (male) supervising nurse, joins the Billy Barnes staff with a customer-centric, “cruise-line based” agenda that he’s convinced will improve ward ratings. Patsy soon learns that managing patients – especially highly uncooperative and feisty ones like Varla (June Squibb) – isn’t necessarily improved through customer-service metrics. Nurse Dawn (Alex Borstein) and Patsy get off on the wrong foot, but it’s soon evident that there is a special spark between them. Donna (Anne Jefferys), a more docile patient, wins DiDi’s (Niecy Nash) affections and displays impressive karaoke skills.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Howard Deutch.
 
Episode #3: “Make Someone Happy”
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 8 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 8 (midnight), 9 (10:30 p.m.), 11 (midnight), 12 (8:00 p.m.) and 13 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 9 (9:30 p.m.), 14 (9:00 p.m.) and 15 (9:30 a.m.)
DiDi ends up in “conflict resolution” after Patsy files a grievance against her for inappropriate remarks. Dawn learns that intimacy with a co-worker is no guarantee of evaluation immunity. Dr. James (Laurie Metcalf) and Patsy go head-to-head when she decides to skip the “Make Someone Happy” orientation to present her stool research at a Cleveland medical convention. Birdy (Ann Guilbert), a patient, sends shock waves through the ward when she and her gentleman caller, Leonard (Harry Dean Stanton), are caught in a romantic situation. Patsy announces a ward-wide deep cleaning.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Howard Deutch.
 
Episode #4: “Dumped”
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 15 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 15 (midnight), 16 (11:15 p.m.), 18 (midnight), 19 (8:00 p.m.) and 20 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 16 (9:30 p.m.), 21 (9:00 p.m.) and 22 (9:20 a.m.)
Dr. James decides to implement a geriatric exercise program in the ward, upsetting Patsy, whose “Make Someone Happy” initiative now includes a live pianist and a fountain. DiDi discloses Patsy’s relationship with Dawn to her union rep as proof that her homophobic comment wasn’t serious. A homeless woman, and her accompanying stench, is suspiciously dumped in the ward, prompting a staff investigation. Phyllis (Molly Shannon) arrives to check on her dying mother. Dawn wins the grand prize in Dr. James’ charity raffle. Dr. James considers relocating after learning she must re-apply for a job she never wanted in the first place.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Becky Martin.
 
Episode #5: “Nightshift”
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 22 (midnight), 23 (11:30 p.m.), 25 (midnight), 26 (8:00 p.m.) and 27 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 23 (9:30 p.m.), 28 (9:00 p.m.) and 29 (10:15 a.m.)
DiDi’s serene evening shift is turned upside down by the arrival of a new Swedish-speaking patient and several unwelcome inebriated visitors. Stopping by after a lamentable dinner party, Dr. James attends to her drunken husband Richard’s (Daniel Stern) ingrown toenail while dreaming of a Cleveland fresh start; a woozy Dawn looks for stopgap comforts in the lounge after an unsettling evening with Patsy; and an elderly Swedish tourist (Gita Hall) shows off her gymnastic chops while complaining about her ruined vacation.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Becky Martin.
 
Episode #6: “The Concert” (season finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 29 (10:15-10:45 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 29 (12:30 a.m.) and 30 (midnight), and Jan. 1 (11:15 p.m.), 2 (8:00 p.m.) and 3 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 30 (9:30 p.m.) and Jan. 4 (9:00 p.m.) and 5 (11:00 a.m.)
Phyllis gets the runaround as her mother’s condition worsens, improves and worsens again. Jenna tries to leverage her Cleveland opportunity into concessions from Dr. Stickley (Mark Harelik). DiDi’s patience wears thin after a debt remains unpaid. Staff members point fingers at each other after an equipment malfunction injures Cordelia (Irma P. Hall), an irascible patient. The staff makes up when a patient dies and comes together to perform their weekly Caregiver Concert for everyone in the ward.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Howard Deutch.
 
Source: HBO
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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