Is Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) on her way out for good when Victor and Nikki leave the canvas on November 2nd? Does this mean Melody and Eric Braeden (Victor) are out the door? Are new contract talks going on or is the one she had a wrap-up agreement to faciliate the most popular Genoa City couple of all time exiting from the series together? That is what is now rumored to be the case from the message board Daytime Royalty and then Daytime Confidential posted this.
“Reportedly, Scott was allowed to save face in the press by making it seem like she re-signed “on her own terms” during her last round of talks, but chatter is Scott was only given a short term deal to coincide with the end of Eric Braeden’s contract cycle. Last June, TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco reported Scott was being written out. Later the actress revealed to TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan she had re-signed.
“Sony was paying close attention to what happened at Days of Our Lives when Deidre [Hall] and Drake [Hogestyn] were let go,” says an industry insider. “Not only didn’t the show tank, DAYS has actually gained viewers. They could care less about angry fans online.”