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Is HBO Gettng On with GETTING ON Season 2?

By Jef Dinsmore on Feb 5, 2014 to Getting On

GettingOn_galsWe are already full aware that both Christopher Guests’ FAMILY TREE and Stephen Merchant’s HELLO LADIES are not renewing for a sophomore season (though Stuart Pritchard’s story does get one last special), but what about GETTING ON season 2? The comedic series that grace HBO have had a rough showing and a strong series, at least in this writer’s opinion, like GETTING ON is needed. Yes, it has GIRLS and VEEP, but though they are lauded works the number of viewers is quite low. LOOKING had pretty low numbers on its debut (338,000) as well.

There has been little news on any type of decision to renew the dark comedy starring Alex Borstein, Laurie Metcalf and Niecy Nash. One report from Deadline says that a green light for a Season two hinges on budgetary concerns. Is everyone sinking money into the big dramatic projects that there isn’t money for the comedies? Is the facility and equipment utilized for the geriatric ward set for GETTING ON that expensive or do the leads want unrealistic raises? Who knows, but it has evidently stalled the process of quickly renewing the project.

Laurie Metcalf is hedging her bets by looking at the CBS comedy pilot The McCarthy’s. So she is prepared to move on if her HBO show doesn’t continue. But, if that is part of the issue the show could go on without her Dr. Jenna James character. The wacky doctor was looking to leave anyway. Of course, there is no need for weak speculation on the Hollywood mechanics behind it all. HBOWatch will wait out the decision and hope that it returns. In the meantime we have the forthcoming comedies DOLL & EM and SILICON VALLEY to look forward to checking out.




  • Evelyn

    Absolutely LOVE this show! I worked in nursing homes for 18 years so can relate, but I know others who have no professional connection and think the show is great. Also agree with the comment made on adding a social worker! Please renew this program; I can’t wait to see more!

  • Getting On Fan

    Please, please, PLEASE renew this show! As much as I love VEEP, this is my most anticipated HBO show. It’s intelligent, well-written and the acting is stellar.

  • M3RN

    I sooooo hope that HBO chooses to renew Getting On!! I love HBO original series & Getting On is definitely my new fav! It’s comedic timing & real depiction of nurses & docs is hilarious! I’m an RN & this show is so “in the vein” of real healthcare-as opposed to some other “nurse comedies” on TV right now. I’ve gotten others to watch & they agree the show is hilariously real, as well. I hope HBO realizes what they have & gives the show at the very least a second season! Love, love, love the nurses & who doesn’t LOVE Laurie Metcalf?!?! Her portrayal of Dr. James is too funny & so believable to how some docs really behave. Come on HBO, bring this show back-season one was NOT even long enough!! Here’s hoping:)

  • Linda

    We really enjoyed Getting On. So few comedies have a realistic feel to them, but this show definately does. If you work in healthcare or have had a family member spend an extended stay in a rehab/ nursing home, you may recognize some of the patients and staff. This is a smart and very funny show . I hope HBO gets on with the next season Soon!!

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