Update October 6:
Melody provided an update on when she (and Nikki) will next be seen on "Y&R." She tweeted, "I will return to work in 2 weeks; airing on Thanksgiving."
Original article September 15:
We've been hearing that Melody Thomas Scott's Nikki Newman would be coming back to "The Young and the Restless," but now it's confirmed. TV Guide is reporting that Melody has signed a new contract with the show and will tape new scenes in October, which puts her back on screen in November. Melody made it clear that her extended absence had nothing to do with Maria Bell, who has been extremely supportive. She also teased that exciting things are in store for Nikki's storyline upon her return.
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