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HBO canceled one comedy and is gaining another. The pay-TV cable network has ordered Getting On to go straight to series. The project hails from Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. Six episodes were ordered.
According to Broadcasting & Cable, Getting On is based on a British medical comedy of the same name. It tells the story of the nurses, doctors and administrators at a women's geriatric wing in a struggling hospital.
Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Alex Borstein (the voice of Lois on Family Guy) and Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) star in the series, notes Deadline.
Geoff Atkinson, a producer of the original series, is co-executive producing the U.S. version. The stars and creators of the BBC series, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, are also producing.
Olsen and Scheffer are producing through their Anima Sola Productions banner. BBC Worldwide is co-producing the show. HBO and the BBC are also co-producing Family Tree for this fall.
HBO also recently ordered Seven Merchant’s Hello Ladies to go straight to series.
The network recently canceled Enlightened.