Lab Rats (TV series)

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Lab Rats
Lab Rats Logo.png
FormatTeen sitcom
Created byChris Peterson
Bryan Moore
StarringBilly Unger
Spencer Boldman
Kelli Berglund
Tyrel Jackson Williams
Hal Sparks
Theme music composerNiclas Molinder
Joacim Persson
Johan Alkenäs
Opening theme"Lab Rats" performed by DJ Lunar and B.I.A
Composer(s)Bert Selen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes53 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Chris Peterson
Bryan Moore
Mark Brazill
Location(s)Hollywood Center Studios
Los Angeles Center Studios
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)It's a Laugh Productions
Disney XD Original Productions
Broadcast
Original channelDisney XD
Picture formatHDTV
SDTV
16:9
Original runFebruary 27, 2012 (2012-02-27) – present
External links
Official website
 
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This article is about the Disney XD sitcom. For the BBC Two sitcom, see Lab Rats. For other uses, see lab rat (disambiguation).
Lab Rats
Lab Rats Logo.png
FormatTeen sitcom
Created byChris Peterson
Bryan Moore
StarringBilly Unger
Spencer Boldman
Kelli Berglund
Tyrel Jackson Williams
Hal Sparks
Theme music composerNiclas Molinder
Joacim Persson
Johan Alkenäs
Opening theme"Lab Rats" performed by DJ Lunar and B.I.A
Composer(s)Bert Selen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes53 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Chris Peterson
Bryan Moore
Mark Brazill
Location(s)Hollywood Center Studios
Los Angeles Center Studios
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)It's a Laugh Productions
Disney XD Original Productions
Broadcast
Original channelDisney XD
Picture formatHDTV
SDTV
16:9
Original runFebruary 27, 2012 (2012-02-27) – present
External links
Official website

Lab Rats is an American television sitcom that premiered on February 27, 2012 on Disney XD, which focuses on the life of teenager Leo Dooley, whose mother, Tasha, marries billionaire genius Donald Davenport. He meets Adam, Bree, and Chase (Davenport's latest projects), with whom he develops an immediate friendship.[1] The series was created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore On January 15, 2011, Billy Unger, who plays Chase, stated that the series was originally called Billion Dollar Freshman. However, the pilot was re-shot, with the changing of the name to Lab Rats, and the addition of Bree, the only girl of the group.[2] On May 18, 2012, Lab Rats was renewed for a second season.[3] On July 26, 2013, Disney XD renewed Lab Rats for a third season.[4] According to Spencer Boldman on Twitter, Lab Rats got renewed for a fourth season, which makes it the second Disney XD Original Series to go past 3 seasons, after Kickin' It. [5]

Premise[edit]

When Leo's mother gets remarried to a billionaire inventor named Donald Davenport, they move in with him. When trying to find his bedroom, Leo accidentally discovers teenage siblings with bionic powers living in his new basement. Leo takes them to school for the first time and the show follows the bionic teens as they unravel in adventurous situations in an attempt to live life like a normal family in the town of Mission Creek, California. As the show progresses in seasons 2 & 3 it gets a bit darker with the introduction of Marcus, Douglas, and Victor Krane.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Note: The names of the Lab Rats—Adam, Bree and Chase—imply that they were originally known as subjects A, B and C. This is further shown by the fact that Adam (Subject A), was born first, followed by Bree (Subject B), and finally Chase (Subject C).

Recurring characters[edit]

Minor Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiereSeason finale
120February 27, 2012 (2012-02-27)November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)
225February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)January 13, 2014 (2014-01-13)[6]
3TBAFebruary 17, 2014 (2014-02-17)[7]TBA

Reception[edit]

In 2012, the series became the most watched show on Disney XD. IMDB rated the series 7.1/10, making it the among the highest rated Disney XD series.

Broadcast[edit]

The series originally premiered on February 27, 2012 on Disney XD and on March 2, 2012 on Disney Channel. However, it first aired on February 24, 2012 on Disney XD (Canada). It aired as a preview on March 29, 2012 and premiered on April 19, 2012 on Disney XD (UK and Ireland). It premiered on June 10, 2012 on Disney XD (South Africa) and aired on Disney Channel (Australia and New Zealand) on December 31, 2012 and premiered on January 10, 2013. It premiered on March 11, 2013 on Disney XD (Malaysia) and in the rest of Southeast Asia it premiered on August 5, 2012 on Disney Channel and on March 16, 2013 on Disney XD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disney XD "Lab Rats" Television Show". 
  2. ^ "DISNEY PILOT IS NOW LAB RATS". [dead link]
  3. ^ "Disney XD Orders "Lab Rats" Season 2". Disney Dreaming. May 18, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Deadline, The. "Disney XD Orders Third Season Of 'Lab Rats'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/SpencerBoldman/statuses/464836340006539264
  6. ^ "Season Finale: "No Going Back"!". Wordpress.com. December 31, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 17, 2014). "New Seasons of 'Kickin' It' and 'Lab Rats' to Premiere Monday, February 17". Zap2it.com. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 

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