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Melody Thomas Scott tweets she's off of Y&R for now!

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After delivering another fantastic performance on last week’s episode of The Young and the Restless, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) tweeted that as of now, she is done at Y&R as she has not received any further scripts.

Melody tweeted, “Don’t know if or when I’ll be shooting again. This week’s air shows were my last, until someone determines otherwise. There are no negotiation problems that I know of. Just no scripts for the last month. Believe me, I’d love to be working every day!”

Then CBS Soaps In Depth reported, that the reason for the fan favorite’s absence from the screen in the coming weeks is a budget issue.  Could this be why Maura West was let-go and Melody is on a hiatus from the series? Seems like it!

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Tommy sharp
Tommy sharp

Lets face it MAB shouldn’t be head of anything she has destoryed every female character on the show.

She has degraded nikki and made her into victor’s personnel punchbag and doormat. Nikki and victor are sick and digusting the relationship is abusive.

I dread nikki’s storyline if MTS returns. The writers will mostly backurn her and use her as her abusers prop and doormat again.

Richie
Richie

I love Melody, but she needs to face reality & agree to wage concessions that almost everyone else on daytime has. MAB has NOTHING to do with her not being on screen. From what I read & understand, MTS gets paid $10,000.00 per episode & refuses to accept a compromising offer and the powers that be are putting on backburner for a while.

Edgar Smith
Edgar Smith

I agree 100%. It is ironic that the magazine speculates it is a budgetary issue when “Laura Spencer” has been thrust upon us in a completely new role and is seen daily and the show can’t afford to use one of its veteran actors in a key role?

Bell and Company don’t appear to have any idea what they are doing!

tuesday
tuesday

Get rid of that annoying Abbey and bring back Nikki.

Devoted Fan
Devoted Fan

I am having deja vu — this new Y&R bears no resemblance to the Y&R I’ve loved for decades, and hasn’t for a while. But to put Nikki on the backburner while miscasts (Eden R), loathesome characters (Deacon, Adam, Daisy) are still on the forefront, and now Genie Francis (no disrespect but she is NOT Y&R) to the detriment a beloved core character….? And to have to rewrite recent history to accomodate Francis’ SL… Are TPTB doing what ATWT and GL did – deliberately making the fans disgruntled with nonsensical decisions prior to cancellation? I haven’t seen or heard anything that would make me think differently.

kay killgore
kay killgore

I would think this would be an awkard moment isn’t Ed Scott MTS husband executive producer at B&B? MAB is drinking the Kool-Aid!!!!

lisa
lisa

Whatever the issue…resolve it !
Melody Thomas Scott is core to the show…..
Granted this Nikki chasing Victor is old….and boring ,break them up -for good !!
Give her a new exciting storyline- BTW I liked her with Deacon….he may have started out as a schmuck – but I think he really cares about Nikki.

Kalamaty
Kalamaty

What’s the deal with her ‘departure’ anyway? I have read many stories regarding a new love interest on the way for Nikki. Was there a change of plans?

kay killgore
kay killgore

We go through this all the time does anyone care about Chloe,Kevin,Michael, Lauren and that holier than thou Katherine the original Drunk I can’t stand how she is being written . Put Melody back on she is the one that deserved the best actress instead we get a redux of Michele Stafford YUCK!!!!!

Susie cootie
Susie cootie

I agree the way they have written her lately is nuts. They need to bring back nikki too. Your right I’m sick of Kevin and his lil gf. And Michelle staffords character dude they could write her back in track instead of this wild train ride they are gonna put us on.

Susie cootie
Susie cootie

I love y&r and have been watching it since I was 7! 20 years later I can’t believe they have let go melody Thomas Scott ! The show needs her regradless of budget cuts or whatever behind the scenes issues. Her acting and character are always a joy to wacth even if some scenes are played out. I really hope they bring her back,it’s sad. What is happening to our soaps?!

Lew
Lew

Don’t know what is up with Y&R. It certainly is not the soap it was many, many, many years ago and it is sad. It wasn’t broken, so it didn’t need to be fixed. If this is the best the head writer and her staff can do, then something needs to be done pronto! I have had enough of Kevin, Chloe, Adam, crazy Phyllis, Cane and his bunch. I love Michelle Stafford and I think TPTB made a mistake separating her character from Jack. They sizzled!! They were on equal footing.

betty
betty

dont take nikki off .if anybody has to go let it be sharon.shes too clingy ,shes slept with both brothers and the dad.married all three what kind of woman is that.phyllis need to go to prison for all shes done over the years.

Radio dayz
Radio dayz

U all are Drama queens and could be soap writer. I have been watching Y&R since before people were too lazy to say The Young & The Restless. Hell I used to listen to it! I can see why you guys are not producers. If the show’s producers listened to u all it would have gone off the air long ago, like Days of Our Lives, As The World Turns & others. It’s still going so somethings right. Since we know the vets of the show don’t have enough money and wouldn’t dare take a pay cut for a month or so, (neither would I ) I think to myself, what, & why this may be happening. If it’s money then the business world can take some pointers on how to keep the customer comming back for more. Think about it this way. I think it has been handled beautifully! They didn’t kill key players off, then have them come back as a ghost when they realized it was a bad idea to cut them in the first place. They have learned from past mistakes made. They are simply getting by with great actors who work for pennies compared to the veterans. Just filling time with “fluff”. Come on guys, they have to do without what other short lived TV series do too often, RERUNS. It’s fluff untill they build up the bank, reel in investors, tie up loose ends, get back from vacation, IDK WTF & I don’t care about that behind the scenes stuff. I know it’s gonna get good. I know because vets are still around & sooner or later Victor will come back to get shot, Niki will jump in the sack to piss off the love of her life, Paul will cry, Jack will bitch, Cricket will win, Michael will scam, Tracy will visit, so will Nina, Neil will definitely be cool as hell, Danny may come to town & Ashley will..hmm, well I hope Ashley will be beautiful again, someday.
It’s all genius if you think about it. Plus if you don’t like it try something else for a while.
As soon as you start catching the reruns of all the other crap on during that hour of the day, u will tune back in. The best part is, no matter how long u were gone, you can Jump back in anytime, watch for a week & your right back in the mix & you would not have missed a thing.
IT’S A F*@#N GREAT WASTE OF TIME. You gotta love it! Peace and love to all

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

What do you think of the return of Brook Lynn means for the characters of Port Charles? Who might be her romantic interest? Share your thoughts via the comment section below

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General Hospital Receives Honor From Ruderman Family Foundation

General Hospital was one of five television shows that has been named and honored by the Ruderman Family Foundation for their accurate depictions of people with disabilities.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the soap received the recognition for the casting of Maysoon Zayid who portrayed Shilohs’s (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) lawyer, Zahra Amir.

Zayid is an actress and disabilities advocate living with cerebral palsy. In addition, Maysoon is also one of America’s first Muslim women comedians.  Zayid said landing on GH was a “lifelong dream,” after finding it difficult to land roles due to her disability.

Along with GH, the foundation’s seal of authentic representation went to: Netflix’s Tales of the City and Raising Dion, and BBC/HBO’s Years and Years and Audience’s Loudermilk, great company for the ABC daytime drama series to be included with.

Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation expressed in a statement. “By giving credit where credit is due in Hollywood, we hope to inspire a broader, longer-term, industry-wide sea change when it comes to authentically casting actors of all abilities.”

In addition, Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital stated: “Our goal has always been to provide stories that are authentic and relatable for our viewers. Having the opportunity to welcome Maysoon Zayid onto the show was exciting for us. She is an incredible talent and was a perfect fit to guest-star as Zahra Amir. It takes all kinds of people to tell a story; especially those that are rich and entertaining enough to resonate with our audience.”

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Networks To Preempt Daytime Programming For Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing Coverage

Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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Nevertheless not great timing when the soaps are revving up their stories to make you tune-in for not-to-be missed episodes.

So, what are your thoughts on what the Impeachment hearings could mean for daytime dramas in in the weeks ahead? Comment below.

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