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Why Tina Fey won't do a TV series with Amy Poehler (it's a good excuse!)

We love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler separately, but we love them twice as much together.

Having met at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, the hysterical best friends have since collaborated on "Saturday Night Live" and big screen projects like "Sisters" (and of course they wowed us with three awesome stints as hosts of the Golden Globes).

So the natural next step ought to be a TV series together, right?

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

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Maybe not, sad to say. Fey, who recently spoke at a Tribeca Film Festival 2016 event and explained why.

"People sometimes used to say, 'Why don't you guys do a series together?' or whatever. And the funny thing is that I think we both know this to be true, it's because we're actually both alphas," she said. "So, it works in short spurts, but I don't know if it would make a real dynasty."

This is small consolation, but she did note that thanks to "Kimmy Schmidt" star Ellie Kemper's pregnancy, "We have all summer" to work on the "Mean Girls" musical adaptation. (When she last spoke about it on "Watch What Happens Live!" in March, she'd joked that it might not be ready "until 2027.")

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton on "Saturday Night Live" in 2008.

And those who would rather have more Fey on screen than behind the scenes, the election season is giving her a perfect reason to return to her roots. "It is thrilling to work at 'SNL' during this election season, so I do miss it a little bit," Deadline reported her saying at the event. "I was there twice this season. If Lorne [Michaels, "SNL" creator] calls me, I’m down there."

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