Roseanne‘s Laurie Metcalf, Family Guy‘s Alex Borstein and Reno 911‘s Niecy Nash are checking into Getting On, HBO’s medical comedy pilot from Big Love creators Mark. V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Based on the acclaimed BBC comedy of the same name, Getting On is a half-hour comedy that follows doctors, nurses and administrators working in the women’s geriatric wing of a hospital.
Melcalf joins as Dr. Jenna James, the overworked temporary Director of Medicine juggling the gig with another one at a nearby hospital. She’s described as an odd duck who lacks any and all social skills. Borstein comes aboard as the head ward nurse named Dawn Forchette, who, while kind and compassionate, struggles with self-esteem and ultimately ends up in inappropriate sexual situations.
Nash, meanwhile, will play Marta Ortley, a big-hearted practical nurse who only recently returned to this line of work after the real estate market crashed.