December 2nd, 2010
02:27 PM ET
Steve Carell is going from "The Office" to the post office. The comic actor, who is departing his hit NBC series in May, is writing a new comedy for the network based on his early years as a mail carrier.
"The Post-Graduate Project" will be "a sweet and nostalgic take" on Carell’s pre-fame days as a mailman in Littleton, Massachusetts, and will focus on the quirky twentysomethings who frequent the post office, according to Deadline.com.
In a 2008 interview with Larry King, the 48-year-old funnyman revealed that mail vehicles weren't available in his small New England town, so he had to deliver letters using his own Toyota Corona.
"It's a left-hand drive, but you have to deliver mail out the right-hand side. I drove with one hand and my left foot, and threw mail out the right window," he said. "I moved to Chicago after I was a mail carrier, probably three or four months later. I was still finding mail under the seat of my car, undelivered."
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