The story revolves around four ordinary guys who love hockey:Kendall Knight (Kendall Schmidt), James Diamond (James Maslow), Logan Mitchell (Logan Henderson), and Carlos Garcia (Carlos Pena Jr.). James dreams of becoming a star and jumps at the chance to audition when famous music manager Gustavo Rocque is in town. But when all four guys end up auditioning, Gustavo dislikes James' singing and instead wants to sign Kendall. Kendall agrees as long as his friends can join him, the four of them making up a boy band. They move to California with Kendall's mom and little sister, where they attend Palm Woods School, a special high school just for actors, singers, and other performers. The boys routinely conflict with the overbearing, hard-driving Gustavo and his well-meaning assistant Kelly, while trying to impress Gustavo's boss, Griffin, so that they don't lose their chance at success.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Knight helps keep the boys in line and, even more so, her conniving, mischievous daughter Katie. The four teens often help out Tyler, a young boy whose mother is obsessed with his acting career, and sometimes hang out with Guitar Dude and actress-wannabe Camille. They also repeatedly (and often unsuccessfully) attempt to get dates with various female classmates, including the Jennifers, and Jo who is currently Kendall's girlfriend. New episodes premiere most Friday nights at 8:30/7:30c on Nickelodeon.