It’s a whodunit with a live twist!
CBS has announced that viewers will have a chance to choose the ending of an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0 – a move the network says is first of its kind.
During the Jan. 14 broadcast, fans will be given a chance to vote for the person they want to be named the killer.
Per the storyline, the team is investigating the death of an O’ahu State University professor, and the prime suspects are his boss, teaching assistant and a student who was caught cheating. Viewers will then vote on CBS.com and Twitter (using the hashtags #theBoss, #theTA or #theStudent), and the ending that gets the most votes will be aired. (Separate voting will take place for eastern/central and pacific time zones, and all three different endings will all be available on CBS.com.)
“I’ve always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out whodunit,” says executive producer Peter Lenkov. “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.”
This is not the only unique episode that is set to air this season. As EW previously reported exclusively, the show will air a remake of their acclaimed “Hookman” episode, which originally aired in the ’70s.