CBS’s television series Hawaii Five-0 is preparing for a television first. The show will let the viewers choose the ending for one of their episodes via real-time voting.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the January 14 episode will allow viewers to select how the episode will end. Using real-time voting via CBS.com and Twitter during both the East and West Coast broadcasts, Hawaii Five-0 viewers will vote for their favorite ending.
During the January 14 episode, the team will investigate the death of an Oahu State University professor. The professor’s boss, teaching assistant, and student whom he busted for cheating are among the likely suspects in the case.
After each of the suspects’ motives are revealed, the viewers will then be able to head to CBS.com or Twitter to select one of three options: #TheBoss, #TheTA or #TheStudent.
The votes will then be counted immediately during the episode. Once the votes are tallied and the most popular ending chosen, that ending will become part of the broadcast during both the East and West broadcasts.
All three endings will be available on CBS.com following the broadcast.
Executive Producer Peter Lenkov said, “I’ve always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out whodunit. Now the Hawaii Five-0 viewers will actually get the chance to tell us who they think committed the crime and we will listen. I love that our dedicated and attentive fans will actually play a part in resolving our story.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, this is not the only unique episode that is set to air this season.
The show will air a remake of their acclaimed “Hookman” episode, which originally aired in the 1970s.
Will you vote on your favorite ending for the January 14 episode of Hawaii Five-0?