Meet Carlos Pena, James Maslow, Logan Henderson and Kendall Schmidt — the stars of Nick’s newest show “Big Time Rush!”
In a special preview of Big Time Rush which aired November 28, 16-year-old Kendall, is discovered by washed-up record executive Gustavo Rocque (Stephen Glickman) during a nationwide casting call. The accidental rock star is then forced to choose staying home in Minneapolis with his buddies or pursuing a dream, singing career in Hollywood. Mmmm. Sounds like a hybrid of Jonas Brothers/Naked Brothers Band and “Entourage.” You guessed it – Kendall strikes a deal with the Hollywood image-maker, agreeing to undergo “pop group 101” training in exchange for giving his best friends – Carlos, James, and Logan – the opportunity to be in the band. The four teens travel with Kendall’s mom played by Challen Cates (btw – on a personal note congrats on landing this gig Challen!) and younger sister played by Ciara Bravo, from the Midwest to Los Angeles, where they move into the Palm Woods, a swanky temporary housing development where entertainment companies house their aspiring talent from out of state (think Burbank’s Oakwood Apartments).
The boys immediately learn that life in Hollywood doesn’t revolve around wooing starlets and raving at late-night parties, and that the clock is ticking away their time to prove worthiness to the record label big wigs. Do they have what it takes to make it in the music world? I guess we’ll learn more when “Big Time Rush” premiere’s in early 2010 on Nickelodeon. My 10 year old daughter Jordan, who did watch the show, gives it the full blown Hollywood Kid approval.