CBS will be airing Hawaii Five-O in the US this evening in a prime-time spot.
That’s not newsworthy, but the TV channel has recorded three separate possible endings for the episode.
Viewers of the show will be able to vote on which of three “viable” suspects is guilty in real-time via Twitter and the TV show’s site.
In order to make it a small bit easier they’ve already revealed who the three suspects are:
- the boss
- the TA (teaching assistant)
- the student
And they’ve published photos of all three:
The voting will take place in real-time via the show’s site and Twitter:
To vote, after each of the suspect’s motives is revealed, viewers will be directed to CBS.com or Twitter to select either #theBoss, #theTA or #theStudent as the culprit, any of whom could have committed the crime. The votes will be tallied immediately and the most popular ending will become part of the broadcast. Separate voting will occur for East/Central and Pacific Time zone broadcasts. The three different endings will all be available at CBS.com after the broadcasts.
“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.”
With separate voting for the two timezones it’s possible that viewers in New York will see a different ending to those in Los Angeles!
Here’s the promotional video for the “event”:
- CBS’ ‘Hawaii Five-0′ Lets Viewers Choose Episode Ending In Real Time (deadline.com)
- ‘Hawaii Five-0’ fans to choose episode ending (upi.com)