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Getting On 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2013–2015)
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Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, ... See full summary »

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Mark V. Olsen
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Laurie Metcalf ...  Dr. Jenna James 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Alex Borstein ...  Dawn Forchette 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Niecy Nash ...  Didi Ortley 18 episodes, 2013-2015
Mel Rodriguez ...  Patsy De La Serda 17 episodes, 2013-2015
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Birdy Lamb 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Brandon Fobbs ...  Antoine Robertson 15 episodes, 2013-2015
Mark Harelik ...  Dr. Paul Stickley 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Lindsey Kraft ...  Marguerite Macaw 14 episodes, 2013-2015
Joel Johnstone ...  Dr. Andrew Cesario 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Patricia Scanlon ...  Paula Pepperell 8 episodes, 2013-2015
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Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, brutally honest and quietly compassionate realities of caring for the elderly. Written by Anonymous

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Caring for their patients even if it kills them. See more »

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USA

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English

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24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Getting On - Fiese alte Knochen See more »

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Pasadena, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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While guests on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," show-runners Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer said that they named the Billy Barnes Extended Care Facility after the same Billy Barnes who wrote the popular song "(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair," since the title and the lyrics of the song express some of the themes of the show. One of the stars of the show, Ann Morgan Guilbert, got her start in show business in The Billy Barnes Revue, Barnes's musical and sketch comedy revue from the late 1950s and early 1960s which introduced that song. See more »

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Dark but entertaining
1 December 2013 | by hefny-656-259621See all my reviews

When i first saw the pilot episode, i was very confused, were are the beautiful nurses, the impeccable doctors and the busy floor, this does not mean that the characters are ugly or so, but this is not what we used to see in all hospital based series. When time passes by, you get used to the characters which you slowly like their simplicity, the dark sarcasm you hear and see. I really can't pinpoint to one thing a liked the most, but collectively i liked it all and it makes you eager to watch more. I think everyone will not laugh out loud while watching it, but deep down, you will find something that you like in this work, or may be in the upcoming episodes, we will have to wait and see.


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