HBO has renewed freshman comedy Getting On for a second season, TVWise has learned.
The premium cabler has ordered six episodes for the show’s second season, the same number of episodes they ordered for the first season of the series, which is an adaptation of the BBC Four comedy of the same name.
The pick up of a second season of the Laurie Metcalf fronted comedy series comes less than a month after HBO pulled the plug on fellow new comedy entries Hello Ladies and Family Tree, which was a co-production with BBC Two. It also follows what was a well received, but softly rated, first season of Getting On.
Based on the British series of the same name and developed by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, Getting On is set in the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Califonia. The series follows the staff of the hospital as they attend to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years, all 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. The comedy series is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and HBO Originals and stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez.