The End is Near: HBO Dark Comedy GETTING ON Returns for Third and Final Season, November 8 on HBO Canada

— October 16, 2015

– Adapted from the hit BBC comedy, series returns for six final episodes –

“…might be the rawest, funniest, most true-to-life show on TV, with some of the best comedic performances on the small screen...” – IndieWire TORONTO (October 16, 2015)GETTING ON, HBO’s offbeat comedy that follows the dysfunctional staffers of a geriatric ward who struggle to keep their composure in the face of patient challenges and medical bureaucracy, returns for a third and final season. Premiering Sunday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S., the series is helmed by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, creators and executive producers of BIG LOVE, and stars Laurie Metcalf (ROSEANNE), Niecy Nash (RENO 911!) in her Emmy®-nominated role, and Alex Borstein (FAMILY GUY). Click HERE for a sneak peek of the new season of GETTING ON. ** Media Note ** – Download images at https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/hbo-canada or http://www.corusent.com/media-centre/featured-media/. Set eight months after the conclusion of Season 2, new episodes find Dr. Jenna James (Metcalf) determined to put the corporate-hospice scandal behind her, while pushing her research ambitions further than ever before. Nurse DiDi (Nash) emerges as a union leader amidst a family drama that finds its way onto the ward, while newly married Nurse Dawn (Borstein) struggles to make sense of her new responsibilities and uncertain future, continuing to circle the orbit of male Supervising Nurse Patsy (Mel Rodriguez, BETTER CALL SAUL), who’s looking to embrace a new lifestyle. These personal stories play out against the backdrop of Billy Barnes’ threatened demise and the fight to keep the ward (and hospital) alive. New guest stars in Season 3 include: Rhea Perlman (CHEERS); Frances Conroy (SIX FEET UNDER); Grant Bowler (Defiance); Rita Moreno (West Side Story); Kristen Johnston (THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN); Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s); musician Janis Ian; and Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan, stars of the original BBC series. Returning guest stars include: Jayma Mays (GLEE); Mary Kay Place (The Intern); June Squibb (Nebraska); Harry Dean Stanton (BIG LOVE); and Daniel Stern (MANHATTAN). GETTING ON is executive produced by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer under their Anima Sola Productions Banner, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner of BBC Worldwide Productions, Miguel Arteta, Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, and Vicki Pepperdine. Co-executive producers are Lisa Bellomo, Courtney Conte, and Chrisann Verges. Interesting Facts About GETTING ON
  • Niecy Nash was nominated for a 2015 Primetime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Nurse Didi.
  • The series is filmed in the deserted St. Luke Medical Center in Pasadena, California.
  • Some of the elderly patients are played by TV stars fans may recognize, including Ann Morgan Guilbert who played Millie on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW.In Eastern Canada, the series will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, it will be available on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central appBell TV appTelus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).

HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is available in high definition on HBO Canada HD. In Eastern Canada HBO Canada programming is accessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. In Western Canada HBO Canada programming is accessible on Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, on HBO Canada On Demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).

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