Set in the early '60s, Getting Along Famously features real-life couple Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath as the temperamental darlings of CBC variety television, with Robin Duke, Bob Martin and Patrick McKenna.
The pilot episode, Saving Ruby's Ass, aired January 10, 2005. It was one of three sitcom pilots aired by the CBC, along with Walter Ego and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, as a viewer response poll. Pilots that polled favourably were developed into full series. The CBC previously employed this strategy with the shows Rideau Hall and An American in Canada.
A season of six episodes was commissioned by the CBC, and aired on that network as follows:
|Episode #||Original Air Date (CBC)||Episode Title|
|1-01||6 January2006||Brought to You By...|
|1-02||13 January2006||Sister Song|
|1-03||20 January2006||Toucha My Hand|
|1-04||27 January2006||Producers Lads and Lassie|
|1-05||3 February2006||It's Better to Rhyme Than to Receive|
|1-06||3 March2006||It's Ruby and Kip|
The series was cancelled in June 2006 and released on DVD in October 2006.