Big Time Rush (or BTR) is an American television series created by Scott Fellows about the Hollywood misadventures of four hockey players from Minnesota--Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan, after they are selected to form a boy band. The series premiered with an hour-long pilot episode, "Big Time Audition", on Nickelodeon, on November 28, 2009. Its official debut episode premiered on January 18, 2010, earning 6.8 million viewers, making it Nickelodeon's highest-rated live-action series debut ever. On May 24, 2011, Big Time Rush was renewed for a third season with production scheduled to begin January 2012 Season three premiered May 12, 2012.
On August 6, 2012 Nickelodeon renewed Big Time Rush for a 13-episode fourth season. Production starts in early 2013.