Steve Carell to deliver postal comedy for NBC
December 2nd, 2010
02:27 PM ET

Steve Carell to deliver postal comedy for NBC

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

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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  1. OfficeFan327

    I can't imagine what The Office will be like without Carell, and to be honest his idea for a show doesn't sound very interesting, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt since he is so friggin' hilarious. The article doesn't mention if he'll star in the series as well, or was that assumed? It would be a shame to take him off TV, I'd hate to wait a year or two just to see him perform in movies, and if he's working on a TV series we may not even see him that often!

    December 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nicole

    Actually a Toyota Corona is a real car. I dated someone who drove one.

    December 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Observer

    Steve Carrel is a retard.

    December 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dwight K. Schrute

    People should not drink Corona and deliver mail!
    No wonder I don't get my mail!
    CNN really?

    December 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Meg

    Toyota Corona? Really?

    December 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamlet

      Toyota Corona is a real car! I think their production stopped around year 2000. Corona (the beer) was first produced in 1925, so obviously it was around when Toyota named this car, which amuses me. I feel (hope?) Steve Carell will make some funny Toyota/Corona related jokes.

      December 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      What, it's hard to believe this guy was ever so poor that he had to drive a Corona?

      December 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |

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