NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's hit live-action comedy series Big Time Rush kicks off season four on Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Created by Scott Fellows ( Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) and produced in partnership with Sony Music, this season finds best friends Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson, recording music for their third studio album and preparing for the launch of their next world tour. The guys quickly discover that the music landscape has become more competitive and the pressure to stay relevant proves tougher than ever. Big Time Rush airs regularly Thursdays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Recording artist Gavin DeGraw joins Big Time Rush during the season premiere, "Big Time Invasion," where the guys must stop the invasion of a British boy band. Concerned that Gustavo is spread too thin, they try to hire a top music manager and when they are unable to agree, a rift quickly escalates within the band.
Big Time Rush is set to release their highly anticipated third album, 24/seven, in June. The release will feature "Like Nobody's Around," as well as brand-new music which will appear on the upcoming season of the show. The band will perform tracks from 24/seven when they hit the road on their "Summer Break Tour" with Victoria Justice. The tour kicks off June 21 in Los Angeles and will stop in over 38 cities across the U.S. For more information on the tour, please visit www.SummerBreakTour.com.Now available on the Nick App (free on iTunes), Pena is producing "On the Road with BTR," a docu-reality series giving kids an inside look into the lives of Big Time Rush . For all other exclusive behind-the-scenes moments, cast interviews, and latest Big Time Rush news log on to www.nick.com. About Sony Music EntertainmentSony 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 Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. About NickelodeonNickelodeon, now in its 34 th 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 almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B). For downloadable photos and additional information visit: www.nickpress.com. SOURCE Nickelodeon