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.
"Chicago Hope" alum Christine Lahti will play the thought-to-be-deceased mother of Steve McGarrett
Christine Lahti is saying "aloha" to CBS' "Hawaii Five-0 revamp.
"Chicago Hope" alum Lahti has booked a recurring role on the series, playing Doris McGarrett, the thought-to-be-deceased mother of Steve McGarrett.
"The mysterious character of Doris McGarrett is a pivotal one to the mythology of our show," "Hawaii Five-0" executive producer Peter Lenkov said of the casting, "and we are thrilled to have a seasoned and beloved actress such as Christine to portray her. She's a wonderful addition to the H50 family and the fans will certainly enjoy what we have in store for her. Let's just say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
Lahti recently had a recurring role on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton.
The third season of "Hawaii Five-0" will premiere in the fall.