In what’s turned out to be an attractive carve of promotion tartlet for CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O”, the show’s producers have inked a deal with the net to allow viewers to choose the finale of a live episode.
The conclusion of an episode airing on January 14 will be determined exclusively by the audience, says THR.
In the episode, the team will investigate the death of an Oahu State University professor, with his boss, teaching assistant and a student he busted for cheating among the viable suspects.
After all of the suspects’ motives are revealed, viewers can head to CBS.com or Twitter to select one of three options: #TheBoss, #TheTA or #TheStudent. Votes will be tallied immediately during the episode, and the most popular 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 says, “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.”