Despite its less-than-stellar performance in the ratings, HBO has decided to renew “Getting On” for a second season. The order is for six episodes — a figure that matches the total number of episodes in the current season — and comes on the heels of HBO’s decision not to renew its other freshman comedies, “Hello Ladies” and “Family Tree.”
Co-created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer — the duo behind HBO’s long-running and critically acclaimed series “Big Love” — “Getting On” chronicles the day-to-day of three women who work in the female geriatric ward at a hospital. Starring Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash, the series uses humor to expose the absurd bureaucracy of the healthcare system. Olsen and Scheffer adapted the series from a British format of the same name, which ran for three seasons on BBC4.