Y&R's Maria Arena Bell on Melody Thomas Scott: "Don't Be Worried, She Will Be Back"

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Fresh off the heels of her Daytime Emmy win for Oustanding Writing for a Drama Series,

The Young and the Restless

head writer/showrunner

Maria Arena Bell

assured yours truly that leading lady

Melody Thomas Scott

will be back onscreen. According to Bell:

Melody is a phenomenal actress. Nikki is one of the great core characters of The Young and the Restless, so of course we'll see her again. She’s in a story line right now, we actually have her leaving town for rehab. She'll be back and we love Mel. She’s one of the hearts and souls of The Young and The Restless. So, don’t be worried, she will be back.