Steve Carell might be leaving The Office but that’s not going to stop him from developing other workplace comedies. It is being reported that Carell has sold a half-hour comedy series to NBC.
The series, tentatively titled The Post-Graduate Project, is based on Carell’s early days working as a mail carrier in Littleton, Mass. Carell wrote the script for the single-camera comedy, which centers on a small-town post office frequented by a close-knit group of twentysomethings.
Carell will also executive-produce The Post-Graduate Project with Thom Hinkle. Carell’s production company, Carousel Television, is currently in the middle of a three-year deal with Universal Media Studios.
Carell knows comedy and knows how to successfully do workplace humor, so this could actually be a good show. Will viewers agree? I’m not sure. Most people hate dealing with the post office (almost as bad as the DMV), so I’m not sure that people will flock to the new show unless it has a solid cast. Then again, there’s at least a couple of people who watch the abomination of TV that is NBC’s Outsourced, so it’s clear I have no idea what I’m talking about.