HBO Renews Getting On for Season 2

By Tim Surette

Feb 19, 2014

I've got some good news for people who like little-watched but funny comedies. HBO has ordered a second season of the nurse sitcom Getting On, just as as we expected it would. The second season will run for six episodes; that's the same number of episodes as Season 1, but still a unusually small number for a second season.

Perhaps you haven't even heard of Getting On, given how quietly it debuted late last year. The medical comedy is an adaptation of the BBC show of the same name, and it stars Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, and Alex Borstein. It was imported to the U.S. by Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, and old ladies swear in it. Getting On was a sneaky surprise for me, and I ended up liking it a lot. If you checked it out, what'd YOU think?

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  • RyanLoring Feb 20, 2014

    This gets a second season, but "Hello Ladies" doesn't? Doesn't make sense.

  • RominaMartin1 Feb 20, 2014

    This show was such a lovely surprise!

  • KeithOConnor1 Feb 19, 2014

    I am actually glad that this has received a second season. "Getting On" is actually a really good show. Wish that it received more than 6 episodes, but I will take it.

  • rye06p Feb 19, 2014

    I had no idea about this show until a month ago and it's incredible. It's very different from every other comedy, great cast and it's actually funny! Very happy about it's renewal.

  • iheartfrosty Feb 19, 2014

    I actually really loved this. Was a nice surprise after the disappointment that was Ja'mie.

    Hopefully this is a good sign for other smaller, quiet shows like Looking. I think the appeal of these two shows and Girls is that they're not expensive to make.

  • ben45tpy Feb 19, 2014

    Somehow I missed an HBO Series Premiere. Zounds!

  • WavSlave Feb 19, 2014

    You're right, I had no idea this had even aired but I like its three stars a lot so I hunted down the episodes. Nice find.

  • starlitwisher Feb 19, 2014

    Yes! Yes! YES!

  • layle1 Feb 19, 2014

    This makes me so happy. It almost makes up for Boardwalk and Treme's cancellations. Almost, but not quite.

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