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In the wake of Nurse Raymes' (Telma Hopkins) departure, Patsy De La Serda (Mel Rodriguez), a new (male) supervising nurse, joins the Billy Barnes staff with a customer-centric, "cruise-line based" agenda that he's convinced will improve ward ratings. Patsy soon learns that managing patients - especially highly uncooperative and feisty ones like Varla (June Squibb) - isn't necessarily improved through customer-service metrics. Nurse Dawn (Alex Borstein) and Patsy get off on the wrong foot, but it's soon evident that there is a special spark between them. Donna (Anne Jefferys), a more docile patient, wins DiDi's (Niecy Nash) affections and displays impressive karaoke skills.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Howard Deutch.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's third - and final - of six episodes) on 2/9/15
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.