Emmy winner and Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf is set to star in the HBO pilot Getting On, according to TV Line. Alex Borsetin (Family Guy) and Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) will also star in the medical comedy, which is based on a popular British series of the same name.
Getting On will follow the doctors, nurses and administrators working in the women's geriatric wing of a hospital. Metcalf will play the socially challenged and overworked Dr. Jenna James, the hospital’s temporary Director of Medicine who also holds a position at another hospital. Borstein will star as Dawn Forchette, the head ward nurse who struggles with low self-esteem and often finds herself in inappropriate sexual situations. Nash has been cast as big-hearted nurse Marta Ortley, a former realtor who returns to the medical profession after encountering trouble in the housing market. The HBO remake comes from Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer.
Metcalf will return to Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of The Other Place, which begins its run on December 11 at the Friedman Theatre. Her other Broadway credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs, November and My Thing of Love. She earned three Emmy Awards for playing Jackie on TV's Roseanne.