This may be hard to believe, but it has been more than 12 years since Big Time Rush premiered on Nickelodeon. Yep, the hilarious series aired its first episode on November 29, 2009 and concluded on July 25, 2013, and when it came to an end it was truly the end of an era.
In case you forgot, the show also starred Kendall Schmidt, Carlos PenaVega, James Maslow, Logan Henderson and Ciara Bravo, and was about a group of high school friends who traded in their homework for the opportunity of a lifetime — to become a world famous boy band! The guys dropped some seriously epic bops together, embarked on five world tours and even got their own movie! Yeah, BTR was the boy band once upon a time, and the show forever holds a special place in our hearts.
Before Ciara nabbed a role in the musical sitcom, she didn’t even know if she wanted to become an actress! “I was very into horseback riding and I wanted to be a jockey when I was older,” she told Teen Vogue in 2014, noting that the Nickelodeon series was her breakout role. “I took the opportunity and ran with it. I started to fly out to California in the summers and for a few weeks during the school year, and I would audition and audition and audition. After about four or five years of that, I booked BTR, which was awesome. I got to be on that wonderful, wonderful show with amazing people for four years.”
Although there’s been no official talk of bringing the show back to TV, the boys did have a virtual reunion in April 2020 and brought on all the nostalgia. “It’s a great time to stay connected — like we are — and I think it’s a great time to reach out to friends and family, check in, and make sure everyone’s doing okay,” Kendall told fans at the time. Then, more than a year later, they sent fans into a frenzy by changing all their social media profile pictures to the same red circle. Eagle-eyed followers noticed the change and wondered whether or not the boys had plans to release new music.
And fans were right! Big Time Rush released their single “Call It Like I See It” in December 2021 and most recently released “Honey” on June 30, 2022. Along with new music, the band announced their summer reunion tour Forever in February 2022, much to fans’ delight!
So, what have the boys been up to since the show came to an end? Some went on to release solo music of their own and star in a ton more movies and TV shows, while others started families of their own! They’ve all seriously come such a long way and accomplished so much since the show ended. See for yourself! Scroll through our gallery to find out what the cast of Big Time Rush is up to now.
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