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Dominic Zamprogna On His Return To General Hospital: “So Great To Be Back With My Family!!”

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The big surprise on Monday’s General Hospital in its first episode back amid the coronavirus pandemic, featured in it none other than Dominic Zamprogna and his return to the show as Dante Falconeri.

In it, viewers see Dante still struggling from his PTSD while at a WSB facility in Geneva, Switzerland at the top of the episode.

We later see Dante writing a letter to his mother, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero), that he just saves and tucks at the end of his bed, never meaning he as he says to send it, in order to keep his family and loved ones safe from him.

Zamprogna was last seen on GH back in March of 2019.  Dominic originated the role of Dante back in 2009 and had stayed with the series for 9 years before deciding to previously exit the show.  Over the last several months, Dominic has been public about wanting the opportunity to work with his GH co-stars again and how he missed them,

After today’s episode of GH aired, the series Twitter account, tweeted: “Welcome Home” to which the actor expressed: “Thank you!! So great to be back with my family!!”

This sets the stage for Dante to get well, head back to Port Charles, only to find the love of his life Lulu (Emme Rylan), involved with another man, Dustin (Mark Lawson), or who knows what else may be on the horizon.

So, what do you think will happen next for Dante? Glad Dominic is back on GH? Comment below.

 

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Tyson
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Tyson

Nice post Michael.

Josh
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Josh

Agreed.

Patrick
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Patrick

We have a man in the house

Patrick
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Patrick

Mr. Dominic Zamprogna… “you have; so, much; across the board, appeal

when a character has all the elements , husband material. Bam! welcome back

WOW !!! how is it, that at last… @GH RIGHTED A WRONG. I will never understand TPTB who continue to prop.. Sonny / Carly / Jason / Finn / Michael

all that need be said… you rung it up… Dante home

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!

aria
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aria

I’m so glad that GH is back and they were great. First episode match the last episode seamlessly and unlike the BB their wasn’t any awkward bulging eye scenes and Ned and Olivia kissed and neither acted like the other had the cooties. But as far as Dante being the great surprise can’t miss first scene sorry to Burst your bubble Frank V, but that was easy to guess, I would of been more surprise if Taggert pupped up alive, that would of been more surprising but With Olivia crying a river in last Fridays episode it was clearly obvious… Read more »

whynot
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whynot

These episodes were filmed before the pandemic obviously. You can’t have people kissing, sitting in a courtroom, and standing next to each other anymore. The new episodes won’t air for two weeks. The only new part was the Dante stuff which was obviously inserted, and he was ALONE. P.S. would HAVE, not would OF. There is no such term as would of, should of or could of.

Patrick
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Patrick

I haven’t seen her in so long… Olivia! overact? one of the first few time. Olivia AND Ned would never!?!? I realize that she may go out of her mind,
she’s allowed… that bronx let, you know

dang it tho… that opening scene with this twosome… Wally Kurth !!!! you handsome stud you. ( another, husband material ) YIKE ! love his hair

at the very least… let Ned w/mom Traci… give Ned back the title, rightful heir… as CEO of ELQ

Michael ???? God he stink

Satan
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Satan

As I said in the other thread, these scenes looked to me like they were late additions to the episode, as they obviously weren’t a direct continuation from the storylines we last saw in May before the Cheetoplague hiatus. Reminiscent of the 5 second scene of Duke Lavery in the clinic in Switzerland, only not to be seen again until several months later. So we know that Dante is “back”, but don’t be surprised if we don’t see him again for a few weeks until the storylines already written 6 months ago have played out on screen. Unless one of… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Valentini said in an interview that the audience will be blown away in the first few seconds when GH returns. Why do I continue to fall for this spin masters high jinks! I should be blown away by the return of Dante? Come on! First, fans knew he was coming back, secondly, him and Lulu are a horrible couple! Blown away would have been Duke alive or the return of Frisco Jones!

Patrick
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Patrick

the most tragic thing going on ???? Anna … Ms. Finola Hughes… languishing in dead on arrival w/Finn. wanting Duke alive for a surprise would have rocked shook to the core

Lord God, Please get Anna out

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm,
Iam with you! Dante is such a sad sack. Wish he’d take Lulu on a very long second honeymoon and forget to come back. Doubt if that could cheer him up

Patrick
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Patrick

Julie Berman : Year 2005 – 2013 Dante Zamprogna : Year 2009 – 2018 Emme Rylan : Year 2013 – present Who has that One / Half that just lights your FIRE (s) Dante for upwards of his first 4 years w/Julie Berman ignited a firestorm that left me breathless. dang it… Julie Berman in her 8 plus years WON three emme. I can still see the passion. yeah, it’s , an eyefull that i’d admit to watching my telee and salivating … okey dokey HE NEEDED A BREAK… stuck with lil barbie momma smurph, her rightiousness is like squeek,… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Patrick, well said! Maybe it’s Lulu-hoop that puts me off of Dante, because I used to like him with Julie B .and I loved his little enactment of the gangsta when mom and dad came to visit. I also hope he gets home in time to see his grandpa one last time. He and Mike were always good together.

Satan
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Satan

A Devil must admit I preferred the original Lulu Spencer myself. She actually seemed like the actual offspring of Luke & Laura, and definitely was a better pairing with Dante. Emme tries her best, but I’d easily trade a half dozen souls of the damned to have the “real” Lulu back.

Omar
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Omar

Mixed feeling for his return..The early years Dante’s storylines were good and he played them very well but a few years before his departure, his character became boring due to lack of storylines for him and his acting suffer because of it…I hope they give something good to show his true talents.

Tony
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Tony

Yuk. Another Corinthos ass-kisser. I think if someone voluntarily leaves a soap to “stretch their acting wings” they should stay gone!! That goes for the likes of Steve Burton, too.

Mary
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Mary

Well, Dante is Sonny Corinthos’ son

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital, B&B’s John McCook and Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Take Top Honors

Friday night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in 15 categories on a live telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.  When the dust settled, it was ABC’s General Hospital who took the night’s top prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.

This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

The biggest winner in terms of total gold belonged to The Kelly Clarkson Show. When all was said and done, between the Creative Arts ceremonies held last weekend, and last night, the talk show took home 7 awards including: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host. General Hospital followed with five total wins for Daytime Emmys 2022.

The ceremonies featured DAYS Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) anchoring the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to her longtime co-star John Aniston (Victor), who was not present, with the help of John’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who was seen on tape.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) made her first public appearance since the passing of her beloved husband, Helmut Huber and introduced the In Memoriam segment.  Grammy-winner Michael Bolton performed his classic tune “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” during the tribute.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner were the hosts for the telecast, and with the overturning of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on everyone’s mind last night, Turner gave a nod to how she and so many others felt, when Frazier told her how nice she looked in her dress. Nishcelle commented, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.”  That moment received huge applause from the audience in attendance.

Check out the full winners circle list from last night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. 

Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Game Show Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud 

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Entertainment Tonight

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts 

 

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According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Archey who stepped into the role in 2017, has made the decision to leave the long-running NBC soap opera, and will last air the week of July 4.

As for Stowers, she will last air on Friday, July 1st, and given her current storyline, it looks like Lani, who has confessed to murdering TJ (William Christian), will either be sent to prison, or will exit Salem with Eli.

This would not be the first-time that Stowers has departed DAYS.  After her debut in 2015, she was off the Salem canvas for a six-month break in 2016, before returning to the show through 2022.

We will share more information on Lamon and Sal’s exits as it comes to light.

For now, how do you feel about Lamon and Sal leaving Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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