big time Rush

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Television series
German title big time Rush
Original title big time Rush
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 2009-2013
length approx. 23 minutes
Episodes 74 in 4 seasons ( list )
genre Sitcom
Theme music Big Time Rush - Big Time Rush
idea Scott Fellows
First broadcast November 28, 2009 (USA) on Nickelodeon
first broadcast
April 24, 2010 on Nickelodeon Germany

Big Time Rush is an American television series that first aired on November 28, 2009 in the United States. In Germany it has been broadcast on the Nickelodeon channel since April 24, 2010 . The series is about four teenage friends who suddenly became famous as a band.

As announced in July 2013, the fourth season is the last of the series. The series finale Big Time Dreams aired on July 25, 2013.


The four friends Kendall Knight, James Diamond, Carlos Garcia and Logan Mitchell live in Minnesota and are ice hockey players . One day the world-famous and successful producer Gustavo Rocque announces that he will be traveling through America and looking for the new star in the music world. However, this search goes rather badly due to Gustavo's whims. The US state of Minnesota is his last port of call before he tries to give up the search.

James, whose biggest dream is to make a career in Hollywood , learns about the same on the day of the casting , but doesn't want to go there alone. So he convinces his friends to go with him. After Logan and Carlos are sorted out by an angry Gustavo, James gets his chance, but he fails too. But Kendall manages to convince the producer. Kendall's career was already safe until he decided not to come to Hollywood without his three friends. After some back and forth, Gustavo agrees to the boys' demands, with the condition that they do what he asked of them. So they get to Hollywood, where they have to prove themselves in the studio and also in their hotel, the Palmwoods, in front of record company bosses , the choleric Gustavo and the young talents who also live in Palmwoods, and learn to master life as a teenager in Hollywood.

season 1

The first season is mainly about the task of the band to successfully bring their first music album to market. They are initially supported by Gustavo, his assistant Kelly Wainright, Kendall's sister Katie and her mother, Kendall's girlfriend Jo Taylor, whom he met during the season, and the eccentric young actress Camille, who enters into a relationship with Logan.

Towards the end of the season there should be the band's first concert. However, this turns out to be difficult due to the kidnapping of the four by Gustavo's arch enemy Hawk, but in the end the band manages to hold their concert. Since the concert is a great success, the four of them go on a tour .

season 2

In the second season, Big Time Rush gain new experiences as a band, for example how to deal with fans, perform live or write their own songs. They come on television more often and are becoming more and more famous and successful, for example with their first number one hit. It also shows more about her private life than in the first season, so more deviated from Kendall, James, Logan and Carlos' music and more focused on the challenges in life. Towards the end of the season, it's also about their second album Elevate . The last episode then initiates the world tour and thus the film.


On March 12, 2010, Nickelodeon announced on a press release that a second season would be produced. The shooting started on July 19, 2010 and has been broadcast since September 25, 2010 in the USA and since February 6, 2011 in Germany. A third season with 20 episodes was ordered in May 2011 and produced in January 2012. The number of episodes in the third season has been reduced from 20 to 12. In August 2012, Nickelodeon announced the production of a fourth season of 13 episodes.

Original idea

The first original planning was about the four skaters Curt Knight, James Diamond, Carlos Garcia and Logan Mitchell, who are from Wisconsin . Curt has no little sister, but a big sister, and Curt's mother, Mrs. Knight, is played by another actress. Curt is played by Curt Hansen , the rest of the current cast. The name of the show and the band was Brand New Day . Brand New Day's debut single is This Is Our Someday , this single was played in a few short sections in the episode Big Time - Guru , but only sung by Logan Henderson. Griffin mentions in the pilot episode that he wants a bad boy, to which Curt agrees. The actors speak slightly different dialogues in this plot and different sets are used. The pilot episode was shot with this plot and the slightly changed cast, whereupon a decision was made against it. Very little came into the plot used at the end of the planned plot. Curt Hansen also had guest appearances as Dak Zevon in the episodes Big Time Photo and Big Time Concert, Part 1 .

Cast and dubbing

The four members of the band : (from left to right) Logan, James, Kendall, Carlos

The German dubbing was created under the dialogue direction of Nicolás Artajo by the dubbing company Arena Synchron GmbH in Berlin.

main actor

Surname actor Main role
Supporting role
Voice actor
Kendall Knight Kendall Schmidt 1.01-4.13 Tobias Schmidt
James Diamond James Maslow 1.01-4.13 Dirk Stollberg
Carlos Garcia Carlos Pena Jr. 1.01-4.13 Nico Sablik
Logan Mitchell Logan Henderson 1.01-4.13 Carsten Otto
Katie Knight Ciara Bravo 1.01-4.13 Lina von der Ahe
Gustavo Rocque Stephen Kramer Glickman 1.01-4.13 Lutz Schnell
Michael Iwannek (vocals)
Kelly Wainwright Tanya Chisholm 2.01-4.13 1.01-1.20 Corinna Dorenkamp

supporting cast

Surname actor consequences Voice actor
Mrs. Jennifer Knight Challen Cates 1.01-4.13 Ulrike Stürzbecher
Mr. Reginald Bitters David Anthony Higgins 1.01-4.13 Tom Deininger
Arthur Griffin Matt Riedy 1.01-4.13 Ernst Meincke
Reinhard Kuhnert
Lothar Hinze
Camille Roberts Erin Sanders 1.01-4.13 Yvonne Greitzke
Jo Taylor Katelyn Tarver 1.06-2.21, 3.06-4.13 Magdalena Turba
Lucy Stone Malese Jow 2.23-3.07, 4.02-4.13 Anja Stadlober
Buddha Bob To Norris 1.05-4.13 Frank Schröder
Jett Stetson David Cade 2.01-4.13 Ozan Unal
Jennifer 1 Denyse Tontz 1.01-4.13 Adak Azdasht
Jennifer 2 Spencer Locke 1.01–1.05 Esra Vural
Kelli Goss 1.15-4.13 Julia Meynen
Jennifer 3 Savannah Jayde 1.01-4.13 Jill Schulz
Dak Zevon Curt Hansen 1.08, 1.19 Filipe Pirl
Guitar dude Barnett O'Hara 1.01-2.23 Julien Haggége
Tyler Duncan Tucker Albrizzi 1.01-2.29
Mrs. Collins Tara Strong 1.03, 1.15, 2.01, 2.07, 2.17 Maria Koschny
Freight Train Stephen Keys 1.06, 1.07, 1.12, 1.16, 2.06 Werner Böhnke
Mr. X Fred Tallaksen 1.02, 1.15, 1.19, 2.16 Nico Mamone
Mercedes Griffin Carlie Casey 1.10-1.11 Anne Helm
  1. Season 1
  2. Season 2

Guest stars

Surname actor consequences Voice actor
Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger 1.01–1.02 Gundi Eberhard
Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks 1.16 Rubina Kuraoka
Miranda Cosgrove Miranda Cosgrove 2.08-2.09 Rubina Kuraoka
Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg 2.09 Jan-David Rönfeldt
Russell Brand Russell Brand 2.12-2.13 Julien Haggége
Patchy Tom Kenny Michael Pan
Heather Fox Elizabeth Gillies 2.27 Anna Amalie Blomeyer
Winnie Rachel Crow 3.03 Soraya judge
Captain McAllister Alfonso Ribeiro
Lucy's mom Susan Yeagley 3.04
Gavin DeGraw Gavin DeGraw 4.01
Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd 4.02 Josephine Schmidt
Scott Baio Scott Baio 4.05
Lucas Cruikshank Lucas Cruikshank
Victoria Justice Victoria Justice 4.06 Tanya Kahana
Alexa Vega Alexa Vega 4.12-4.13 Jill Schulz
Nick Cannon Nick Cannon
Austin Mahone Austin Mahone
Carmine Carmine 4.13
Ryan Newman Ryan Newman 4.12 Jodie Blank
Mindless Behavior Mindless Behavior


Season Episodes Broadcast (USA) Broadcast (Germany)
Season premiere Season finale Season premiere Season finale
season 1 20th November 28, 2009 August 20, 2010 April 24, 2010 December 12, 2010
season 2 29 September 25, 2010 January 28, 2012 February 6, 2011 November 10, 2012
Movie March 10, 2012 22nd September 2012
season 3 12 May 12, 2012 November 10, 2012 17th November 2012 October 30, 2013
Season 4 13 May 2, 2013 July 25, 2013 September 27, 2013 15th November 2013

Films / specials

Season Film / special Original title US premiere US ratings German title German first broadcast
1 1 Big Time Audition November 28, 2009 3.5 million Big time - casting April 24, 2010
2 Big Time Concert August 20, 2010 3.3 million Big time concert December 12, 2010
Special Live From Times Square August 20, 2010
2 3 Big Time Christmas 4th December 2010 4.96 million Big Time - Christmas December 3, 2011
4th Big Time Beach Party February 21, 2011 4.23 million Big time - beach party June 25, 2011
Special Big time break up June 25, 2011 3.6 million Big time - break up December 10, 2011
Movie Big Time Movie March 10, 2012 4.2 million Big Time Movie 22nd September 2012
4th 5 Big Time Dreams July 25, 2013 2.4 million Big Time Awards 15th November 2013


In November 2011, Nickelodeon announced that it was producing the series' first feature film. It will be both an agent film and a comedy about Big Time Rush starting a world tour that begins in London . At the airport, Kendall, James, Logan and Carlos exchange their suitcases with double agents from all over the world, whereupon they now have to save the world and prepare their opening concert at the same time. In the US, Big Time Movie was broadcast on March 10, 2012, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on September 22, 2012 on Nickelodeon .


In almost every episode of the series a new or already known song is sung, most of these songs are from the band Big Time Rush :

On October 11, 2010, Big Time Rush's first album was released in the USA and on December 17, 2010 in Germany. The album, called BTR, includes for the first time full-length songs The City is Ours , Famous , Halfway There and Stuck . The album Elevate followed in November 2011 .

So far, a soundtrack for the first season has also been released with the name Best of Season 1 . The soundtrack doesn't include all of the songs that appeared in the first season.

Awards and nominations

year Award For category result
2010 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Australia big time Rush Favorite TV Star (Favorite TV Star) Nominated
2011 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards USA Favorite series (Favorite TV Show)
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Australia Hottest Guy Hottie
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Series - International (Favorite TV Show International) Won
2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards USA Big Time Rush Band Favorite Band (Favorite Music Group)
2012 Young Artist Award Ciara Bravo Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Erin Sanders Best Performance in a TV series - Recurring Young Actress 17–21 Won
Tucker Albrizzi Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor Ten and Under Nominated


title Number of DVDs Release date (USA) Release date (DE) Episodes Extras (DVD)
Season 1, Volume 1 2 DVDs March 29, 2011 October 6, 2011 1-11 iCarly episode: "Art and Crisis", photo book, "Big Time Auszeit" with trim option.
Season 1, Volume 2 2 DVDs June 21, 2011 April 5, 2012 12-20 Preview The Anubis House
Season 2, Volume 1 2 DVDs November 8, 2012 21-31, 34-36
Season 2, Volume 2 2 DVDs 6th June 2013 32-33, 37-49
Big Time Movie + Rags 1 DVD August 28, 2012 Movie


  • The second episode, which was broadcast after the iCarly episode “iSaved Your Life” (German: Carlys Schinken ), had 8.7 million viewers.
  • In Germany, 0.12 million people saw the series in June, which corresponds to a market share of 11.3% among 3 to 13-year-olds.
  • Camille, played by Erin Sanders , starts a relationship with Logan. Sanders' role as Quinn in Zoey 101 also has a relationship with Logan from Zoey 101 throughout the series.
  • In August, Big Time Rush published their first biographical comic book called The Graphic Novel.
  • A boy named Dak Zevon appears in the Big Time Photo Shooting and Big Time Concert episodes , which is a reference to Zac Efron . The actor in this role was Curt Hansen, who originally belonged to the lead roles. (see also " original idea ")

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Hillary Busis: Big Time Rush prepare for big-time finale - EXCLUSIVE CLIP . In: . July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  2. Nickelodeon announces its program for the 2010-2011 season . Nickelodeon . Retrieved March 27, 2010.
  3. Bill Gorman: 'Big Time Rush' Renewed By Nickelodeon For A Third Season . TV by the Numbers . May 24, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Sara Bible: Nickelodeon Greenlights Fourth Season of Hit Musical Comedy Series 'Big Time Rush' . In: TV by the Numbers . August 6, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  5. Curt Hansen's website: TV filmography (Resume → TV) (English)
  6. Scene from the pilot episode planned at the beginning ( memento from June 2, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  7. a b c d Big Time Rush. In: German synchronous index , accessed on May 25, 2014 .
  8. Proof of the number of spectators
  9. Proof of the number of spectators
  10. Proof of the number of spectators
  11. Archive link ( Memento of the original from November 27, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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  13. Nickelodeon's "Big Time Movie" Scores Top Spot for the Week With Kids and Tweens and Reaches 13 Million Total Viewers
  14. Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Burn Notice" Pulls in Front for USA
  15. Nickelodeon Press Service: Big Time Rush in the footsteps of the Beatles: The shooting of “Big Time Movie” has begun ( memento of the original from January 18, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  16. 33rd Annual Young Artist Award - Nominations . In: Young Artist Award . Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  17. Proof of the number of spectators
  18. ↑ Audience ratings in Germany