Big Time Rush (abbreviated BTR) is a Nickelodeon television series created by Scott Fellows about the Hollywood misadventures of four hockey players from Minnesota—Kendall, Logan, James, and Carlos, 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 7.1 million viewers, making it Nickelodeon's highest-rated live-action series debut ever. The show is presently in its second season. On May 24, 2011, Big Time Rush was renewed for a third season.