Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush

  • TV-G
  • 2009
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.3  (10,160)

Big Time Rush is a Nickelodeon sitcom about the lives of four teenagers who are thrust into fame's spotlight after being chosen to become the next big boy band. Over 50 episodes have been produced, making it one of Nickelodeon's longest-running and most popular programs. The core cast is made up of James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Kendall Schmidt and Logan Henderson. The name of the boys' band, Big Time Rush, also provides the show's namesake. When they were signed to produce the show, the boys also signed a legitimate, real-life record deal through which they have released two full-length albums and several singles. The show debuted on Nickelodeon in January of 2010 and has become one of the channel's most successful shows. It is currently in its third season, airing new episodes every Monday at 7:30 p.m. eastern time. Average episodes run 30 minutes long, but a few special events like the pilot episode have warranted 60 minute run times. The plot of the show itself is very whimsical; it shows the boys working through a variety of issues, including dealing their overbearing and self-righteous record producer, Gustavo, trying to write quality music to please their record label, and battling through relationships, all while still attending school and trying to make good grades. In the show, the boys are former hockey players and must also learn how to cope with their new-found fame and how to adjust to the new, foreign world of stardom. The show does this through the lens of humor and does an excellent job of making each member of BTR a unique character. After its second season, the franchise spawned a full-length movie that premiered on Nickelodeon on March 10, 2012, attracting over 4 million viewers. Entitled "Big Time Movie," it depicts the four boys taking a crack at espionage as they embark on a quest to save the daughter of an MI6 agent. Big Time Rush has garnered many awards throughout its lifetime, both as the show and as the band. The show has been nominated for "Favorite TV Show" at Kids' Choice Awards in several different countries, winning the category in the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico, among others. The band won "Favorite Musical Group" at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards as well as the 2012 Teen TV Awards. Big Time Rush's first album, BTR, reached as high as the third spot on the Billboard 200 and sold over 500,000 copies.

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Seasons
Big Time Dreams
12. Big Time Dreams
July 25, 2013
The guys get nominated for a Tween Choice Award and are scheduled to perform at the ceremony, but the evening takes an unexpected turn.
Big Time Break Out
11. Big Time Break Out
July 18, 2013
The guys are afraid they'll follow in the footsteps of doomed boy bands before them and break up after their third album, so they become desperate to find solo gigs.
Big Time Cartoon
10. Big Time Cartoon
July 11, 2013
The boys agree to appear in a video game, but accidentally wind up in a news story about extraterrestrials.
Big Time Tests
9. Big Time Tests
June 27, 2013
Logan reconsiders his dreams of becoming a doctor after Carlos scores higher on the MCAT.
Big Time Rides
8. Big Time Rides
June 20, 2013
James buys a motorcycle to impress Lucy, but doesn't even know how to drive it. Meanwhile, Kendall teaches Jo how to drive a stick shift; and Carlos and Logan are unwilling to give up a piece of childhood memorabilia.
Big Time Pranks II
7. Big Time Pranks II
June 13, 2013
Palm Woods' prank wars kick off again, and this time the kids take on the adults.
Big Time Tour Bus
6. Big Time Tour Bus
June 6, 2013
How the guys behave on their tour bus as they make their way to their next gig.
Big Time Cameo
5. Big Time Cameo
May 30, 2013
The band makes a cameo appearance on a children's show; Kendall's lacks in the acting department; Carlos pursues the show's teen star; Logan and James clash.
Big Time Bonus
4. Big Time Bonus
May 23, 2013
The boys blow their bonuses immediately.
Big Time Lies
3. Big Time Lies
May 16, 2013
Kendall, Logan, and James get caught up in a web of lies.
Big Time Scandal
2. Big Time Scandal
May 9, 2013
Lucy makes a hit album based on her breakup with Kendall. Elsewhere, James starts a rumor about recording a duet with Cher Lloyd.
Big Time Invasion
1. Big Time Invasion
May 2, 2013
In the fourth-season opener, the guys become concerned about competition from British boy bands. They look to hire a new music manager to solve the problem, but they clash over whom to hire.
Description

Big Time Rush is a Nickelodeon sitcom about the lives of four teenagers who are thrust into fame's spotlight after being chosen to become the next big boy band. Over 50 episodes have been produced, making it one of Nickelodeon's longest-running and most popular programs. The core cast is made up of James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Kendall Schmidt and Logan Henderson. The name of the boys' band, Big Time Rush, also provides the show's namesake. When they were signed to produce the show, the boys also signed a legitimate, real-life record deal through which they have released two full-length albums and several singles.

The show debuted on Nickelodeon in January of 2010 and has become one of the channel's most successful shows. It is currently in its third season, airing new episodes every Monday at 7:30 p.m. eastern time. Average episodes run 30 minutes long, but a few special events like the pilot episode have warranted 60 minute run times.

The plot of the show itself is very whimsical; it shows the boys working through a variety of issues, including dealing their overbearing and self-righteous record producer, Gustavo, trying to write quality music to please their record label, and battling through relationships, all while still attending school and trying to make good grades. In the show, the boys are former hockey players and must also learn how to cope with their new-found fame and how to adjust to the new, foreign world of stardom. The show does this through the lens of humor and does an excellent job of making each member of BTR a unique character.

After its second season, the franchise spawned a full-length movie that premiered on Nickelodeon on March 10, 2012, attracting over 4 million viewers. Entitled "Big Time Movie," it depicts the four boys taking a crack at espionage as they embark on a quest to save the daughter of an MI6 agent.

Big Time Rush has garnered many awards throughout its lifetime, both as the show and as the band. The show has been nominated for "Favorite TV Show" at Kids' Choice Awards in several different countries, winning the category in the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico, among others. The band won "Favorite Musical Group" at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards as well as the 2012 Teen TV Awards. Big Time Rush's first album, BTR, reached as high as the third spot on the Billboard 200 and sold over 500,000 copies.Big Time Rush is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (76 episodes). The series first aired on November 28, 2009.

Where to Watch Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush is available for streaming on the Nickelodeon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Big Time Rush on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel, Google Play, Apple TV and Nick.

  • Premiere Date
    November 28, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (10,160)