LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Tired of those elitist television writers crafting episode endings that don't go the way you want them to? (We're looking at you, "Sopranos" finale!) "Hawaii Five-0" feels your pain.
In a television first, the hit CBS drama will bring democracy to the airwaves with its January 14 episode and allow viewers to vote for the ending of their choice in real time.
The episode, which will center on the death of an O'ahu State University professor, will prompt viewers to log onto CBS.com or Twitter to cast their votes for three different suspects when each suspect's motive is revealed. The most popular ending is the one that will air at the end of the episode. (Separate votes will be held for the East/Central and Pacific time zone broadcasts.)
"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 groundbreaking endeavor. "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."
All three endings will be aired after broadcast on CBS.com, so you can see if you made the right decision.