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TONI Pearen is con­sid­er­ing a dra­matic re­turn to tele­vi­sion once she’s done with danc­ing.

Be­fore host­ing Aus­tralia’s Fun­ni­est Home Videos for Chan­nel 9, Pearen was best known in Aus­tralia for her star­ring role on E Street.

Pearen says she has started tak­ing act­ing lessons and may go back to her dra­matic roots once Danc­ing with the Stars is over.

Pearen, along with best pal and fel­low ac­tor Kym Wil­son, spent sev­eral years in Los An­ge­les try­ing to forge a ca­reer. She says roles in Aus­tralia could be equally dif­fi­cult to come by.

But Pearen feels pos­i­tive about where the lo­cal in­dus­try is now head­ing.

‘‘I’m feel­ing re­ally good about it,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing. ‘‘From what I’ve seen in the trail­ers some great new shows are on TV now— Rush and Packed to the Rafters look great.

‘‘It’s great to see the net­works are pre­pared to put money into some­thing other than re­al­ity TV.’’

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