Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HBO Renews 'Getting On' for Season 2

HBO has decided to renew its medical comedy series Getting On for a second season to air in late 2014. The second season will once again consist of six episodes.

Based on the British series of the same name, Getting On centers on the doctors and nurses who comprise a women's geriatric wing at a beleaguered hospital as they struggle with the realities of caring for the elderly amid an overwhelmed health care system.

The adaptation comes from Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, who penned all six episodes of the first season, and stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez.

Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlon and Vicki Pepperdine serve as executive producers.

The renewal comes on the heels of the premium cable network's decision to cancel comedies Family Tree and Hello Ladies as well as the pick ups of new comedies The Brink starring Jack Black & Tim Robbins and Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson.