HBO launched two new, smaller-scale comedies last night — “Getting On,” a remake of a British series, and Australian import “Ja’mie: Private School Girl.” The network’s now put the first episodes of both online for free viewing on YouTube.
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”), Alex Borstein (“Family Guy) and Niecy Nash (“Reno 911!”) star in “Getting On,” which is set in the extended care ward of a Long Beach hospital and comes from “Big Love” creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. Here’s our review of the series — the first episode is directed by Miguel Arteta (“Youth in Revolt”) and is online but not, unfortunately, embeddable — check it out yourself here.
“Ja’mie: Private School Girl” is Australian mockumentary series created by and starring Chris Lilley. An HBO, BBC and Australian Broadcasting Corporation co-production, the six-part comedy series find Lilley reprising the role of Ja’mie King, an obnoxious high school girl who appeared in Lilley’s previous shows “We Can Be Heroes” and “Summer Heights High.” Watch the full first episode below: