News Briefs: Hawaii Five-0 Will Let Viewers Decide the Ending of an Upcoming Episode


... Who would have thought that one of the most experimental shows on television would be CBS's Hawaii Five-0? The January 14 episode of the drama remake will play Choose Your Own Adventure and let viewers decide in real time how the episode will end. Through Twitter or, the audience will vote for which of three suspects (pictured above) they think pulled off the crime, and the ending will correspond to the most popular vote cast. All three endings will be available online after the episode airs. Note: This "event" will happen for the East and West Coast airings only, so don't madly tweet that the butler did it when you're watching it on DVR. [CBS via press release]


... Okay this is sorta casting news. Community writer Megan Ganz, who wrote the episodes "Cooperative Calligraphy" (the bottle episode with Annie's missing pen) and "Advanced Lupine Urology" (last season's Law & Order spoof), is leaving the show effective immediately. She broke the news on Reddit yesterday, and announced that she will join the staff of Modern Family. The S.S. Community, it sinks. [Reddit]

... Adam Levine is hosting Saturday Night Live on January 19 with musical guest Kendrick Lamar. [NBC via press release]

... IFC's upcoming indie animated comedy Out There has announced its voice cast. Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Megan Mullally (Childrens Hospital), Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks), John DiMaggio (Futurama), and Pamela Adlon (Louie) will all say things that will be recorded and synched to the moving mouths of animated characters. The series, which debuts February 22, follows cartoonish adolescent youths and comes from South Park's Ryan Quincy. [IFC via press release]

... Rumor alert! Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence might star together in comedy! The two are in discussions to join a sitcom project that's being assembled at Lionsgate TV. There are no details on the comedy other than that it would be multi-camera and follow the super-syndication model of Anger Management. At last, the Martin-Frasier crossover we've all been praying for! [Deadline Hollywood]

... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will guest-star in the series finale of 30 Rock. What a get! [Washington Post]

... Navid Negahban, who plays Abu Nazir on Showtime's Homeland, will guest-star in a February episode of CSI: NY. He'll play a bad guy, obviously. [TV Guide]

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