Nickelodeon has ordered a third season of “Big Time Rush,” its popular series
about a created-for-TV band.
Think “The Monkees” – just with actors who can really sing.
The network has picked up another 20 episodes of the show, which just
completed production on the second season. Production on the new episodes
will begin in January, perhaps after a TV movie, and air sometime during the
first quarter of next year.
“It’s sad to end production, but we got the great news about the third season,”
says cast member Carlos Pena.
“Big Time Rush” was created by Nickelodeon and Sony as a series about a
group of young men who also could become a hit band. Casting took a year
and a half to find the right mix, says Marjorie Cohn, president of original
programming at Nickelodeon.
When the show launched, it generated the highest numbers ever for a live-
action series launch on Nickelodeon. The current season is the No. 1 live-action
series with kids age 2 to 11.
It’s been a fast rise for the series by any measure. In fact, Pena says there are
days when he still can’t believe what’s happened.
“Every single day I drive through the Paramount arches,” he says of the studio
where the show is shot, “I’m like, man, this is my life.”
And it’s Nickelodeon and Sony’s life, too.
“It’s an important part of our brand,” says Cohn. “We want to be every place
kids are. Kids love music, and that means having not just a show that exists
on air, but exists in various platforms.”
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