Getting On (U.S. TV series)

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Getting On
Getting On Title.png
Genre Comedy
Medical comedy
Created by
Based on Getting On
(BBC series) 
by Jo Brand
Joanna Scanlan
Vicki Pepperdine
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Chrisann Verges
Camera setup Single
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Anima Sola Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions
Original channel HBO
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run November 24, 2013 (2013-11-24) – present
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Getting On is an American television comedy based on the British series of the same name.[1] The show's first season premiered on HBO November 24, 2013 and consisted of 6 episodes.[1] It premiered on November 24, 2013, and concluded its first season on December 29, 2013.[2][3] The show has garnered positive reviews from critics.[4]



  • Ann Guilbert as Birdy Lamb, a regular patient in the ward.
  • Brandon Fobbs as Antoine Robertson, a hospital worker who constantly flirts with Dawn.
  • Mark Harelik as Dr. Paul Stickley, a medical colleague of Jenna's.
  • Lindsey Kraft as Marguerite Macaw, a student nurse brought in to the ward due to Patsy's "Make Someone Happy" campaign.
  • Joel Johnstone as Andrew Cesario, a medical resident.[7]
  • K Callan as Susan Dayward, a patient planning to run a marathon.
  • Molly Shannon as Phyllis Marmatan, the daughter of a dying patient.
  • Betty Murphy as Fiona Sullivan, Phyllis's mother.
  • Patricia Scanlon as Paula Pepperell, Union Rep

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Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 6 November 24, 2013 (2013-11-24) December 29, 2013 (2013-12-29) N/A N/A N/A
2 6[8] November 2014 (2014-11)[8] N/A N/A N/A N/A


The first season has received positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes reports that 72% of critics liked it with an average rating of 7.5/10 with the general consensus "Though sometimes juvenile in nature, Getting On finds the funny, even in a somber setting, with humorous yet sensitive narratives and characterizations."[9] The pilot episode scored a 72 out of 100 on MetaCritic indicating generally favorable reviews.[4] In a highly positive review, San Francisco Chronicle contributor David Wiegand said "there is a brilliant mix of poignancy and hilarity in Getting On, which is why it all works so well.".[10] Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club wrote "Getting On captures the drudgery of work and life in this ward, but it also catches glimpses of the beauty, and it’s in those moments that it feels like a series that deserves better than it’s going to get."[11] On the more negative side, Mike Lechevallier of Slant Magazine writes "the show's setting is such an overwhelmingly depressing environment that much of the offbeat humor ends up flatlining."[12]


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 21, 2013). "Comedy ‘Getting On’ Picked Up To Series By HBO". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Evans, Bradford (September 11, 2013). "HBO's Remake of the UK Series 'Getting On' Premieres Nov. 24". Splitsider. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Getting On – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Getting On (2013) - Season 1". Metacritic. December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Ausiello, Michael (November 27, 2012). "Exclusive: Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash Join HBO Comedy Pilot Getting On". TVLine. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ ""Getting On," a New HBO Comedy Series from Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, Begins Its Six-Episode Season Sunday, Nov. 24". The Futon Critic. September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (December 3, 2012). "'Newsroom' Adds Young Actor to Play Mitt Romney Staffer (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (July 10, 2014). "'Getting On' Season Two to Premiere This November on HBO". Zap2it. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Getting On: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes". Flixter. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Wiegand, David (November 21, 2013). "'Getting On' Review: Dying and Lots of Laughs". Hearst Communications. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  11. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd. "Getting On finds the beauty in pain and death—when it lets itself". Onion Inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  12. ^ Lechevallier, Mike. "Getting On: Season 1|TV Review". Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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