Getting On

Series Summary
Based on the BBC series of the same name, "Getting On" follows the daily lives of overworked nurses and doctors attending to the needs of elderly female patients at Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. Even as they attempt to serve their charges in a rundown extended-care wing of a hospital mired in red tape, the staff members deal with life's complications and conflicting agendas, both professional and personal. The ragtag crew includes Dr. Jenna James, whose dreams of becoming a famous medical researcher died at Mt. Palms; Nurse Dawn, who might excel at her job if she didn't obsess over finding a boyfriend; Nurse DiDi, an example of how one's easy rapport with patients should inspire co-workers but doesn't; and Patsy De La Serda, a supervising nurse of ambiguous sexuality.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: HBO

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : Reduced to Eating Boiled Magazines and Book PasteDec 13, 2015

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    DiDi takes to the picket lines in a last-ditch effort to save Billy Barnes; Jenna tries to get out of a hastily made offer; Patsy and Margueritte share secrets; Dawn inadvertently sets a chain of events in motion that seals the fate of the ward.

  • Season 3, Ep. 5 : Please Partake of a Memorial OrangeDec 6, 2015

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    DiDi searches for a way to save the ward; Varla returns and butts heads with her long-lost daughter; Jenna comes clean to her husband; the staff gets a rude awakening.

  • Season 3, Ep. 4 : Am I Still Me?Nov 29, 2015

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    Dr. James is plagued by complications on the day of her symposium; Patsy embraces his truth; DiDi is caught between work and family; Dawn and Dr. James see uncanny visions of themselves in two British visitors.

  • Season 3, Ep. 3 : No, I Don't Want a F... Smiley FaceNov 22, 2015

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    Dr. James is caught off guard by workplace politics; a felon with cancer arrives at the ward; Patsy's mother visits; DiDi's mother-in-law comes to Billy Barnes for treatment.

  • Season 3, Ep. 2 : Don't Let It Get in You or on YouNov 15, 2015

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    The staff faces an infectious disease crisis; DiDi's family drama spills into work; Dr. James reaches out to a pharmaceutical company; Dawn is revived by Patsy's unpredictable advances.

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  • The best comedy you're not watching.... Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne"), Alex Borstein ("Family Guy") and Niecy Nash ("Reno 911") simply kill it as an ensemble, doing justice to the sharp writing of Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. Show More

  • It slips into a world you probably never knew (or cared about) and finds a way to make you utterly invested. Show More

  • This is farce with a heart, shot through with unlikely moments of grace and warmed by an aura of bemused acceptance. Show More

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