Set in a women's extended-care unit of a Long Beach, CA hospital, GETTING ON follows the daily lives of a ragtag staff assigned to care for elderly patients who are, well, getting on. Nurse DiDi (Niecy Nash) is the no-nonsense newbie who spends her first day on the job being reprimanded for cleaning up unidentified feces left in the lounge. Unit veteran Nurse Dawn (Alex Borstein) is tasked with training DiDi, but winds up obsessing over a budding relationship with male Supervising Nurse Patsy (Mel Rodriguez) a new hire who tries to implement a Disney-inspired, customer centric work culture, while fending off questions about his sexual orientation. James (Laurie Metcalf), appointed director of the ward thanks to a meltdown at the hospital proper, continues her above-it-all temper tantrums despite being given a fresh start. Dr. James and Patsy butt heads along the way, particularly when Patsy's surveys reveal that the whole lot of them are underperforming in this rundown, red-tape-filled hospital off-shoot.