“The Young and the Restless’” Melody Thomas Scott just celebrated her 35th anniversary playing Nikki Newman, and what better way to kick off her 36th year than with a stellar guest-gig playing a character who has a boozy past that dang near rivals her Genoa City alter ego’s? As we previously reported, the actress is doing just that: She’s headed to CBS’s sitcom “The Crazy Ones” later this month, and guess what? Soap Opera Network is bringing you the first look at Scott in her exciting primetime role!
A rep for the sitcom confirms that Nikki’s portrayer will be playing Flora, a boozy librarian who enlists Simon (Robin Williams) and his team’s help to save her library. “It came completely out of the blue,” she told TV Guide of the gig. “I was originally called in for another role on the show and was told by producers that I was too young, which was fabulous! But they thought that Robin and I would play off each other well, so they created a role for me in a different episode. It’s a great character and not at all glamorous like Nikki. This poor girl is really trying to sexy but she’s just not cutting it — and she has no qualms about pulling out her flask during library hours.”