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Getting On is an American television comedy series based on the British series of the same name, created and written by Mark V. Olsen (Big Love) and Will Scheffer (Citizen Baines, Big Love). The series premiered on HBO on November 24, 2013. The show has garnered positive reviews from critics.
The series is set in the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of the down-and-out Mount Palms Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, California. The show follows the lives of the staff involved in the ward’s daily operation, specifically Dr. Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne), the ward’s director of medicine; Dawn Forchette (Alex Borstein, Family Guy), the head nurse; Didi Ortley (Niecy Nash, Reno 911!, The Mindy Project), a nurse; and Patsy De La Serda (Mel Rodriguez, Community, Better Call Saul, The Last Man on Earth), the supervising nurse.