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Big Time Rush: Season Four Renewal from Nickelodeon

Big Time Rush renewedNickelodeon has ordered a fourth season of their popular sitcom Big Time Rush. Not only does the show attract a lot of young viewers but the musical group Big Time Rush is a hit with its music tour and on the music charts.

The cable channel has ordered 13 new installments. They’ll go into production early next year.

Here’s the press release from Nickelodeon:

NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS FOURTH SEASON OF HIT MUSIC COMEDY SERIES “BIG TIME RUSH”

Network Orders 13 Episodes with Production Beginning Q1 2013

NEW YORK — August 6, 2012 – As music sensation Big Time Rush crosses the U.S. this summer performing to sold-out audiences and arenas, and with their hit single “Windows Down” climbing the charts, Nickelodeon has ordered a fourth season of their self-titled hit comedy series Big Time Rush. Created by Scott Fellows and produced in partnership with Sony Music, the series chronicles the adventures of four best friends living the dream in Los Angeles, balancing their newfound fame, fans, music and girlfriends. Starring Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson, Big Time Rush is slated to commence production on 13 episodes early 2013 in Los Angeles.

The band’s summer anthem “Windows Down,” sparked by their strongest first week sales to date, is trending to be their biggest hit yet at radio, digital sales providers and online, with their music video approaching nearly three million views. “Windows Down” will be Big Time Rush’s third consecutive charted single at Pop radio. The “Big Time Summer Tour” has the band entertaining fans in 60 cities, making appearances across the U.S., Canada and South America. Their debut, gold-certified BTR and follow-up album Elevate, both entered the Billboard charts in the top 15 and currently total over 1.25 million albums sold worldwide and 3.5 million singles in the U.S.

“Our viewers continue to love the stories, music and comedic misadventures of Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan. Their authentic friendship and brotherhood connects them to each other and their audience, both on camera and when performing in front of thousands of screaming fans,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon Group.

Currently in its third season, Big Time Rush ranks as one of the top ten live-action series with kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 across all of TV. The series premiere of Big Time Rush was the highest-rated and most-watched live-action debut among all Nickelodeon series with kids, tweens and total viewers (6.8 million). Also an international breakout hit, Big Time Rush ranks within the top 10 programs on Nickelodeon in key markets with key demos, including Germany, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa and Australia, and is seen in over 100 territories and in 20 languages via Nickelodeon channels and syndication.

Big Time Rush’s original songs are written and produced under the guidance of Sony Music, and are written by some of today’s most successful songwriters and producers, including One Republic’s Ryan Tedder (BeyoncĂ©, Kelly Clarkson), Evan Bogart (Rihanna, BeyoncĂ©, Hot Chelle Rae), Toby Gad (One Direction, Alicia Keys, Fergie), Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull), “Tricky” Stewart (Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey) and Fraser T. Smith (Taio Cruz, Adele).

Big Time Rush was created and is executive produced by Scott Fellows. The creative mind behind Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified Survival Guide, Fellows also executive produced the hit live-action series. A prolific writer, producer and creator, Fellows has written for and produced live-action and animated series including Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents, Doug, 101 Dalmatians and KaBlam!. He served as show runner for Nickelodeon’s live-action comedy series 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd and has written many of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards as well as the Teen Choice Awards, the Billboard Awards and the Country Music Awards.

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Music Group and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

What do you think? Are you a fan of Big Time Rush? Are you looking forward to season four?

 

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bianc onorato February 27, 2013 at 10:48 pm

big time rush i wish you can stay for ever

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bianca February 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm

i do any thing that i have to til i forget about you oh oh oh oh dance more lagh more tune the music up now i swere i do any thing that i have to til i for get about you oh oh oh oh oh i cant for get about big time rush

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Anonymous February 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

til i forget about big time rush i sewer i do any thing that i have to i can for get about btr

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lisa February 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

Yes I am I love these guys and their madcap adventures keep getting better every episode.
I love you guys and hope you win this year, I’ll be clicking like its my job!!!

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Anonymous February 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

big time rush you guys are specle

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bianca onorato February 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

big time rush you will all ways be my favriton show i will all ways remerber kendall james carlos logan you guys are specle to me you guys all ways made me happy and you guys all ways made me laghe and smile and you guys made me feel better whan i was sad i will all ways remerber the good time we had and i will all ways love big time rush well i will all ways remerber big time rush 4 ever

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bianca onorato February 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

big time rush 4 ever

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bianca onorato February 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm

big time rush i will never forget you

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dylan oliver February 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

i hope it has a season 5 and i hope it dosent get canceled like victorious did

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dylan oliver February 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

i love big time rush i hope it dosent end its my most favorite show and my family and i think its hilarious

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BTR Fan Man January 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I hope to God that Big Time Rush doesn’t end their show. It’s what makes me feel alive for once in my life. The life they portray, and the experiences between friendship, brotherhood, and family is a once in a lifetime thing not experienced before. Big Time Rush not only inspires children, teens, and tweens, but they inspire those interested living in the Big Life to take risks, even if those risks mean giving something up.

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addy January 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I really hope btr doesn’t quit their show. its awesome. i will miss it

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Mikayla Crouch August 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

For one thing I am a huge fan of Big Time Rush I’m thirteen and I love watching the show, and I am definitely sure that girls my age and older would not like you canceling the show. They are a teen heart throb and us fans love their music, but we aren’t just fans we are called Rushers and we are family

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Tha Critic August 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

I know it’s for kids, but this show gives me a Big Time Headache.

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Pikachu August 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

Really need to get interested in Big Time Rush. Right now, I only watched YouTube videos and listened to a few of their songs. I even have magazines that have them on the pages. Nevertheless, I’m very happy about the renewal.

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