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HBO orders Getting On adaptation from Big Love creators to series

Date March 21, 2013

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Big Love" creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer are getting more love from HBO: Their adaptation of the British series "Getting On" has landed an order for six episodes.

The BBC Four version of "Getting On," which aired in 2009, centered on employees at a backwater hospital who look after elderly patients while grappling with red tape and political correctness.

Scheffer has said that the "Getting On" project is "very, very personal" to him and Olsen, due to the subject matter.

"When we proposed the reformat to BBC Worldwide and HBO, the issues in elder care were very, personal to both of us," said Scheffer. "Mark's and my mother were in their 90s and attending to their care had come to be a big part of our lives."

"Big Love" ended its five-season run on HBO in 2011.

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