- 01:06 PM, Oct 14
Big Time Rush was formed by Nickelodeon in 2009 for its TV series of the same name. Casting had begun since 2007 by auditioning more than 1,500 teens and young adults across the country to play four male lead characters. Finally Kendall Francis Schmidt, James David Maslow, Carlos Roberto Pena, Jr. and Logan Phillip Henderson were chosen.
After sealing a deal, the four of them had to decide the name of the group and Big Time Rush was a hockey term they came up with. They were signed to Columbia/Epic record group in 2009 and became a real band besides playing opposite each other on the TV show.