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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
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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
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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
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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
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tuesday

Get rid of that annoying Abbey and bring back Nikki.

Devoted Fan
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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… Read more »

kay killgore
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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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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Peter Bergman Signs 5-Year Deal with The Young and the Restless

Some of the hottest news on Daytime Emmy night was the reveal that 23-time Daytime Emmy nominee, and 3-time Emmy-winner, Peter Bergman is staying put at The Young and the Restless for quite some time to come, in fact, at least five more years.

Bergman, who plays Genoa City staple, Jack Abbott, has inked a new five-year deal to stay with the CBS daytime drama series, which is a significant contract in the world of soaps.  The usual contact for actors is somewhere between one and four years, with thirteen-week or twenty-six-week cycle, if the show were to not pick up an actors option.

While Y&R has been renewed thus far through the 2024 TV season, it would seem this move to ensure Bergman is sticking around as the show moves past its 50th year on the air, is a vote of confidence by Sony Pictures Television and CBS that the top-rated daytime drama will live on.

Deadline first reported the contract news.  Peter joined Y&R back in 1989, after first successful soap foray on All My Children as Dr, Cliff Warner.

So, what do you think about Peter signing on for five more years at Y&R? Comment below.

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