HBO pilot ‘Getting On’ adds Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash

By Meaghan Fleming,

HBO’s confirmed Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash as cast members on Tuesday for their upcoming medical comedy show Getting On.

TV Line confirmed the casting for Getting On on Tuesday.

The half-hour show focuses on the workers of the women’s geriatric wing of a hospital. Getting On is based on a BBC show with the same title.

Metcalf (Roseanne) will be playing Dr. Jenna James, the hospital’s temporary Director of Medicine who has another job at another hospital. She is a bit strange and has poor social skills.

Borstein (Family Guy) is playing Dawn Forchette, the head ward nurse. She is said to be caring, but lacks confidence.

Nash (Reno 911) is set to play a nurse, Marta Ortley. She decides to go back to nursing when the real estate market crashed.

The pilot order was announced in August, reports Deadline. Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer are executive producing and felt a connection to the series.

”When we proposed the reformat to BBC Worldwide and HBO, the issues in elder care were very personal to both of us; Mark’s and my mother were in their 90s and attending to their care had come to be a big part of our lives,” Scheffer stated. “Getting On nailed that world with its deadpan humor and deep humanity.”

At this time, it is unknown when the pilot will air.

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