Big Time Concert
|"Big Time Concert"|
|Big Time Rush episode|
The guys back in Minnesota
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Savage Steve Holland|
|Written by||Scott Fellows
|Featured music||Big Time Rush|
|Original air date||August 20, 2010|
|Running time||47:16 (runtime)|
Big Time Concert (also known as Big Time First Concert) is the 2010 second made-for-television movie of the series film franchise/season one finale for the television series, Big Time Rush. It stars Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr., Logan Henderson, Ciara Bravo, and Stephen Kramer Glickman. It premiered on Nickelodeon on August 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET. This movie included many recurring and guest star roles. It also featured the second and more major appearance of Phil LaMarr as Hawk, Gustavo's rival, who appears in Big Time Sparks. In the movie, Hawk is the main villain.
Nickelodeon promoted this two-part episode as a one-hour special movie. The movie focuses on the event of the first CD release and tour for BTR, but before that happens, they must rock the concert, where chaos ensues proceeding the movie.
Production began some time before summer in 2010. On July 2010, it was officially confirmed in the first promo that they wrapped production on their first Big Time Rush movie and it will premiere in August. In the second promo, it was said to air on Friday August 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET. In the third promo, part of the movie's plot was revealed. The movie was filmed at Los Angeles in Hollywood and Minnesota. Throughout the movie, several scenes from their real-life concert on June 10, 2010 at Times Square are shown. Prior to this, They were filming the real-life Times Square concert to use it as a dream sequence in the movie.
In the series' second hour-long movie, it's BTR's first event for the release of their CD, and Gustavo hopes to boost their dreams of becoming a hit boy band. They go through many rehearsals until the point where all their Palmwoods friends, including Jo and Camille, cheer them on in their dress rehearsal. However, Griffin breaks their dreams by officially cancelling Big Time Rush. They say goodbye to their friends and Kendall and Jo share their first-ever lip-to-lip kiss, while Camille says goodbye to Logan by slapping him (a running gag in the show). They return to their old homeland, Minnesota. They attempt to head on for other goals, but over the course of length, have come to a point where they focus on their current dream. Kendall wants to be a successful hockey player, Logan wants to be a doctor, and Carlos wants to be a superhero named "El Hombre Del Flaming Space Rock Man".Gustavo buys Big Time Rush from Griffin for $2 million, selling his mansion and all his equipment along the way.
Gustavo and Kelly go to Minnesota and take Kendall, Carlos, and Logan back to LA. James has already returned to LA with Gustavo's enemy, producer Hawk. Hawk alters the crib to suit James' personal style. Meanwhile, Kendall, Carlos, and Logan hold auditions to replace James. However, with the auditions being unsuccessful, they decide to only have 3 members in the band. James learns that Hawk is going to fake James' singing and looks with digital means and call him "Jamez" (Jah-mez). James returns to Big Time Rush and they begin to plan their first concert by putting posters around town and advertising on TV with the help of Katie, Jo, Camille, Guitar Dude and the rest of the kids from the Palmwoods.
On the night of the concert, the boys walk into what looks like a dressing room, later Hawk and his assistant, Rebecca kidnap the guys. He drives off to an unknown location, ties the boys to chairs, and tells them that when they miss their first concert, their music career will be dead. Hawk takes all four of their cellphones and exits the building, leaving them stranded because he told the boys he wants to see Gustavo get angry and faint. Carlos jumps in his chair to near the staircase and falls down it, breaking it and freeing him. He unties the other guys and they escape, ending up in the suburbs of LA. When they think all is lost, a black limo shows up, and the driver, Sebastian, tells them that he quit working for Hawk, and drives them to the concert.
Meanwhile, backstage, Kelly and Gustavo are worried because they can't find the boys. As Hawk and Rebecca arrive at the concert, he pulls the curtain up, causing the crowd to stop cheering. After long, the fans start booing, and they begin to walk out. But then, the boys show up at the last second to save the day. A dismayed Hawk orders Rebecca to stop them, but Sebastian throws two hot towels at them, burning their faces. As they perform, the fans' excitement level turns up to eleven. They go insane and chase the boys off the stage, which excites them for their album, and signing as a major boy band, to come. Gustavo demands Griffin give him his mansion back and have his studio restored while Kelly demands that he should run to his office and write down on a hundred sheets of paper that he won't turn down Big Time Rush anymore.
The final scene shows the boys neighbor, Mrs. Majikowsky (who helped the boys get to the auditions in the series premiere) in the limo with Sebastian, who is now her personal driver, and there is a rack that promotes Big Time Rush and has several copies of their album. The movie ends as the words "And the musical journey continues..." on the screen, a reference to the end of the pilot episode, Big Time Audition with "And the musical journey begins...", ending the first season.
It was confirmed by the guys at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards that this is the actual season finale of the first season and that Live From Times Square is a "Behind the Scenes" episode extra made apart from the series.
This movie featured music from its regular series. All songs were played in the movie. It featured all these singles, not including the ones released after the premiere.
|2009||"Big Time Rush"||116||B.T.R.|
|2010||"Any Kind of Guy"||124||Non-album single|
|"City Is Ours"||65||B.T.R.|
|Kendall Knight||Kendall Schmidt|
|Carlos Garcia||Carlos Pena Jr.|
|James Diamond||James Maslow|
|Logan Mitchell||Logan Henderson|
|Katie Knight||Ciara Bravo|
|Gustavo Rocque||Stephen Kramer Glickman|
|Kelly Wainwright||Tanya Chisholm|
|Mrs. Knight||Challen Cates|
|Camille Roberts||Erin Sanders|
|Jo Taylor||Katelyn Tarver|
|Dak Zevon||Curt Hansen (actor)|
|Arthur Griffin||Matt Riedy|
Before-After the premiere
Leading up to the premiere was a marathon in which back-to-back episodes aired daily from 7:00 p.m. ET to 7:30 p.m. ET. After the premiere, an 11-minute "Behind the Scenes" special titled Live from Times Square premiered right after the premiere of the movie at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Big Time Concert rocked out on August 20, 2010, says numerous blog posts. The movie ranked as Nickelodeon's #1 Friday telecast on broadcast and basic cable with kids 2–11 and posted double- and triple-digit gains with a number of ratings.
The premiere also drew 3.342 million viewers and as a result, ranked as the days number-one telecast on broadcast and basic cable with kids 2–11 and posted double and triple-digit gains with total viewers, kids 2–11, kids 6–11 and tweens 9–14. Also, in the week leading up to the premiere of "Big Time Concert," the "Big Time Rush" show page on Nick.com hit a record high with 757,000 unique visitors and 3.2 million page views. Ratings:
|2010||5.4/1.9 million K2-11
The movie did excellent among viewers. Nickelodeon closed the week of the premiere (8/16/10-8/22/10) as basic cable's number-one network in total day with kids 2–11 (3.6/1.3 million) and total viewers (2.4 million). The net was also up double-digits for the week with kids 6–11 (+13%) and tweens 9–14 (+17%). Nick's weekly win was driven by a solid performance by Big Time Rush's (Friday, August 20, 8 p.m. ET/PT) hour-long TV movie "Big Time Concert," which drew 3.3 million total viewers.
|2010||Total viewers (+47%)
Kids 2–11 (+64%)
The movie generally received mixed to negative reception from some viewers, most of the negative feedback pointing out the repetitiveness of the plot twists and change of settings.
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