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HBO Will Bring Back Comedy Series Deadline

HBO has renewed a comedy series for another season. Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable channel will bring back the medical comedy “Getting On” for a second season of six episodes.

The show’s first season, also consisting of six episodes, aired in November and December of last year.

“HBO brass had been high on the show, an adaptation of the BBC series, and had been looking to renew it contingent of sorting out budget issues,” the article reports. “Well received by critics, ‘Getting On’ was a modest ratings performer but also was a word-of-mouth success as it didn’t get a big marketing push at launch.”

The show stars Laurie Metcalf of “Roseanne” as a doctor working in the female-geriatric wing of a hospital.

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