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GETTING ON
Air Date: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#05/105) "Nightshift"
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Episode #5: "Nightshift"

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 22 (midnight), 23 (11:30 p.m.), 25 (midnight), 26 (8:00 p.m.) and 27 (10:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 23 (9:30 p.m.), 28 (9:00 p.m.) and 29 (10:15 a.m.)

DiDi's serene evening shift is turned upside down by the arrival of a new Swedish-speaking patient and several unwelcome inebriated visitors. Stopping by after a lamentable dinner party, Dr. James attends to her drunken husband Richard's (Daniel Stern) ingrown toenail while dreaming of a Cleveland fresh start; a woozy Dawn looks for stopgap comforts in the lounge after an unsettling evening with Patsy; and an elderly Swedish tourist (Gita Hall) shows off her gymnastic chops while complaining about her ruined vacation.

Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Becky Martin.

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GETTING ON (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/24/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 12/14/14; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, October 2014) At the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Cal., the staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often "getting on" in years, while dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of this ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal. From creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer (co-creators of the acclaimed HBO series "Big Love"), GETTING ON returns for its six-episode second season SUNDAY, NOV. 9 (10:40-11:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Blending outrageous humor with unexpected moments of tenderness, the critically-acclaimed show follows the daily lives of nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system, skewering the petty bureaucracies of modern medical practice in America.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Borstein as Nurse Dawn
· Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James
· Mel Rodriguez as Patsy De La Serda
· Niecy Nash as Nurse DiDi
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chrisann Verges as PROD
· Courtney Conte as CO-EP
· Geoff Atkinson as EP
· Jane Tranter as EP
· Jo Brand as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Joanna Scanlan as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Julie Gardner as EP
· Lisa Bellomo as CO-EP
· Mark V. Olsen as CRTR/EP
· Miguel Arteta as DIR (Pilot)
· Vicki Pepperdine as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Will Scheffer as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Anima Sola Productions
· BBC Worldwide Productions