TVLine Items: Rahul Kohli Joins Liars, The Forsyte Saga First Look and More

Rahul Kohli will be spending his summers with some liars.

The Fall of the House of Usher and iZombie vet has joined Prime Video’s upcoming series We Were Liars, replacing Arsher Ali, who was recast for creative reasons, our sister site Deadline reports.

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An adaptation of E. Lockhart’s young-adult novel of the same name, the drama follows the rich Sinclair family, the members of which spend every summer on their private island. Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and Carina Adly Mackenzie (The OriginalsRoswell, New Mexico) write and serve as executive producers.

Kohli will play Ed, the long-term partner of Mamie Gummer’s character, Carrie. A Brooklyn art gallery owner, Ed spends every summer at Carrie’s family’s summer home. “He has done his best to impress Carrie’s father, enduring not-so-subtle condescension, but this year, it becomes increasingly difficult for him to hold his tongue,” per Deadline.

The cast also includes Candice Accola (The Vampire Diaries), Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex, Sweetbitter), David Morse (Outsiders), Emily Alyn Lind (Max’s Gossip Girl), Shubham Maheshwari, Esther MacGregor (High School) and Joseph Zada.

Ready for some more recent newsy nuggets? Well

* CBS’ broadcast of the Tony Awards on Sunday night averaged 3.5 million total viewers, slipping (15%) for a second straight year but shy of the event’s smallest audience ever (2.6 million in September 2021).

* Pat Sajak’s final episode as host of Wheel of Fortune drew north of 11 million viewers, marking the syndicated game show’s biggest audience in more than four years.

* Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs, NBC’s upcoming St. Denis Medical) will host the 40th annual Television Critics Association Awards, to be held Friday, July 12 in Pasadena. (View nominees.)

* Alfonso Ribeiro will again host A Capitol Fourth, airing Thursday, July 4 at 8/7c on PBS, while the evening’s performers will include Smokey Robinson, Fantasia, Darren Criss, Sheila E., Fitz & Noelle from Fitz and The Tantrums, Chloe Flower, Sister Sledge ft. Sledgendary, Loren Allred, Britt Stewart, and Maestro Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra.

* MASTERPIECE on PBS has released a first look at Millie Gibson (Doctor Who) and Joshua Orpin (Titans) in The Forsyte Saga, a “lavish and romantic series” that follows the lives of the wealthy titular family in 1880s London and “their tale of love, loyalty, ambition and betrayal.” Filming commenced in May.

The Forsyte Saga PBS
The Forsyte Saga PBS

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