In an interview with TV Guide, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) announced that she's signed a new contract to return to the soap. Scott last appeared on June 3, when an alcoholic Nikki went off to rehab.
In the months since Scott has been off the canvas, her Twitter followers have been working full-force to get Sony (which owns the soap) to renew her contract. "I hope all of you know that YOU are the reason I am back," Scott tweeted to her legions of fans after the news broke. "Had you not rallied behind me, and stirred up ALL kinds of trouble, Nikki would [be gone]. I can never thank you enough."
A spokesperson for Scott confirms to Soaps In Depth that the actress reports to the set next month to begin taping; Y&R adds that Scott will return to the screen in late November.