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Lena Dunham: I Can't Believe 'Girls' Is Still On The Air

01/07/2014 02:39 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Lena Dunham told David Letterman on "Late Show" that she's more surprised than anyone by the success of her HBO comedy, "Girls." "I kept thinking, after the pilot, ‘Okay, we’ll make a pilot and then that’ll be a great story in my life when I’m a mail-woman,'" she said.

That's right. Dunham always imagined herself delivering mail, though she admitted she'd be terrible at the job. "I would’ve read everybody’s mail," she confessed.

Even that first renewal wasn't enough to give Dunham confidence. "After season two, we did so many unspeakable things on screen I was like, ‘There’s no way we’re gonna be allowed back.'" And yet, here she is. "Girls" kicks off its third season on Sunday, January 12 with back-to-back episodes. Fans can flip over to the Golden Globes that same night to see if she picks up an award -- Dunham is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, while the show is nominated for Best Comedy Series.

"Girls" premieres on Sunday, January 12 at 10 p.m. EST on HBO. Meanwhile, "The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards" kicks off at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. "Late Show with David Letterman" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.

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