Viewers Can Choose Episode Ending in Real Time for 'Hawaii Five-0' on January 14

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January 3rd, 2013

via press release:


“Hawaii Five-0” Viewers Will Be Able to Choose the Culprit by Voting Live on or Twitter Monday, Jan. 14

Voting Will Take Place in Real Time during the Broadcasts for Both East/Central and Pacific Time Zones

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For the first time in television history, a primetime drama will allow viewers to choose the ending of an episode in real time when CBS’s HAWAII FIVE-0 lets fans vote on or Twitter during the East and West Coast broadcasts, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


The mystery begins on #H50 when the team must investigate the death of an O’ahu State University professor. His boss, his teaching assistant and a student who he busted for cheating are all viable suspects.


To vote, after each of the suspect’s motives is revealed, viewers will be directed to 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 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.”


HAWAII FIVE-0 is broadcast Mondays, (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and is a production of CBS Television Studios. Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are the executive producers

  • susie

    @alexfan Oh, come on! You Alex fans need to tone it down. Your feelings are hurt?Alex is an actor and his show has had its run. They are lucky that there is a syndication deal. But you arguing with everyone because they don’t praise the show won’t help its ratings. Apparently, you somehow think our opinions are forcing people away from the show. They are already leaving in droves and CBS is trying anything to stop the leak. They are using Revolution’s absence to do this. (And why NBC did that shows why they are the worst network right now.) H50 got a break with the TNT deal and so they will have a season 4. You should be thrilled just for that. The fact that negative posts here outnumber positive ones should tell you something. I am surprised that the Alex fans haven’t come over in groups yet. Scott, DDK, and Grace fans seem much more reasonable. I don’t know why. But shows come and go. It is the nature of the business.

  • David Howell

    I find it amusing that a show that is only getting renewed next season because of syndication is going to do a stunt that’s completely driven by the live airing.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    @AlexFan get over yourself, don’t be so sensitive. I trash shows, people trash my shows, that’s the way it is around here and it won’t change because you’re hurt !

  • steven

    That thing with the fans of Hawaii Five-O choosing the ending to an upcoming episode sounds similar to that one episode of Spongebob where the fans got to choose an ending for that episode.

  • Tim

    H50 just sinks lower and lower.
    CBS must be really desperated , probably just trying to keep some of those viewers awake for the last half hour, something that usually never happens with this show that is the best sleeping pill ever, LOL.

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