Remember those murder mystery boardgames, like Clue or Who Did It?
Hawaii Five-0 will be playing a similar game but instead of moving plastic pieces, fans will dictate an onscreen ending via Twitter. The Jan. 14 finale episode will be live, just not for Hawaii, and follows the investigation of the death of an Oahu State University professor.
Viewers will vote on the culprit by choosing either the professor’s boss (#theBoss), his teaching assistant (#theTA) or a student who cheated on an exam (#theStudent). The votes will be counted immediately, with the most popular ending airing live during the CBS broadcast.
“I’ve always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out ‘whodunit,” said executive producer Peter Lenkov in a statement. “Now, the ‘Hawaii Five-0’ viewers will actually get the chance to tell us who they think committed the crime and we will listen.”
No matter which ending gets chosen, fans can view all three on CBS.com after the East and West Coast broadcasts. This makes me wonder if the show will actually be “live” or if the endings were pre-recorded. But I won’t be the kill joy here and roll with it. It’s definitely a unique idea for any television show, especially one that’s had somewhat fickle ratings this season. https://www.hawaii-aloha.local/blog/2012/11/27/hawaii-five-0-has-sustains-its-ratings-momentum-this-week/
Good move, CBS! Can’t wait to see what’s in store next season.
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