David Hasselhoff will return to his roots for a “brief run” on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ The Hoff appeared on the soap from 1975 to1982, and ‘Knight Rider’ made him a household name shortly thereafter. Perhaps Julianne Moore inspired him when she returned to ‘As the World Turns,’ right before it went off the air. Soap operas could use this kind of star power to resurrect the struggling medium. More women are working now, which means less viewership. It’s a shame too, because soaps really are the best work for actors. It is a consistent high-paying gig, with reasonable hours.