HBO is gearing up to launch a new comedy, "Getting On", which has been previewed in the first teaser. While the storyline is vague, the promo video gives a look at how the characters' improper action and remarks can draw laughs as they try to perform their job, caring for patients.
Based on the hit British series, the show is set in the women's extended-care facility of a Long Beach hospital and follows the daily lives of put-upon nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system.
Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez are among the cast members, with Molly Shannon, Daniel Stern, Harry Dean Stanton, June Squibb and Irma P. Hall set to guest star. The show hails from Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the creators of "Big Love".
"Getting On" will premiere Sunday, November 24 at 10/9c on HBO. It will be followed by the series premiere of another new comedy series "Ja'mie: Private School Girl", starring Chris Lilley.