HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Real-time voting on Twitter and the CBS website during the January 14 episode of Hawaii Five-0 will allow viewers to choose from one of three endings to decide how the episode ends, according to the network.
The voting is being billed as a television first, though viewers in Hawaii won't get the chance to participate, as the results will only have an effect on the East and West Coast broadcasts of the show.
It is unknown at this time which ending Hawaii viewers will get to see.
According to CBS, the Five-0 team will investigate the death of an Oahu State University professor, with his boss, teaching assistant and a student whom he busted for cheating all among the viable suspects.
After each of the suspects' motives are revealed, viewers will be able to head to CBS.com or to Twitter to select one of three options, using the hashtags #TheBoss, #TheTA or #TheStudent.
"I've always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out whodunit," executive producer Peter Lenkov said of the effort, a first for a primetime TV drama. "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 on Mondays at 9 p.m. on KGMB.