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HBO has ordered a second season of “Getting On,” Variety has confirmed.

Comedy, based on a Brit series of the same name, bowed on HBO in November and hails from “Big Love” creators Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. Season two will be comprised of six episodes, as the show’s freshman season was.

“Getting On” centers on a hospital’s geriatric floor and stars Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein and Mel Rodriguez. Comedy takes an off-kilter look at a dysfunctional staffers working in the hospital, blending poignancy and tenderness with the darkly comic realities of the line of work.

Exec producers include Olsen, Scheffer, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlon and Vicki Pepperdine.

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