CBS is taking prime-time crime solving to a new level – one where nobody knows how it will end … until the viewers decide whodunit.
The network announced Thursday a special stunt episode of “Hawaii Five-0” that has an interactive twist: Viewers will get to choose how the episode ends and it will air in real time.
Here’s how it works. During the January 14 episode, fans will pick the killer from a pool of prime suspects. The storyline will have the “H50″ guys investigating the death of an O’ahu State University professor, and his boss, his teaching assistant and a student he caught cheating are the culprits to choose from.
Viewers will then get to vote during the East and West Coast broadcasts for who they think did it on CBS.com and Twitter (hashtags #theBoss, #theTA or #theStudent), and the one that gets the most votes will be the ending that is aired.
“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.”
“Hawaii Five-0″ airs Mondays at 10/9c on CBS.