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. The show’s second season premiered on September 25, 2010. On May 24, 2011, Big Time Rush was renewed for a third season with production scheduled to begin January 2012. Season three premiered May 12, 2012. On March 10, 2012, a film adaptation named “Big Time Movie” based on the series premiered. On August 6, 2012, Nickelodeon renewed Big Time Rush for a 13-episode fourth season. Production began on January 7, 2013. The fourth season premiered May 2, 2013, and aired its series finale “Big Time Dreams” on July 25, 2013. With a series run of 74 episodes spanning over four seasons in 4 years, Big Time Rush is one of the longest running live-action TV series in the history of the network, sixth to The Secret World of Alex Mack, Every Witch Way, All That, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and iCarly.