Season 1 of Rising Stars premiered on January 31, 2015, with a total of 12 episodes. The season finale aired on April 18, 2015. It was renewed for a second season, which premiered on July 4, 2015.

The series and season premiere garnered a total of 3.89 million US viewers. The season then continues to have a consistent viewership, some episodes garnering higher viewers than the premiere. The season concluded with 4.03 million US viewers, the highest among the first season.


Caleb and Hunter Vanhorn are twin brothers who most of the time does not seem to agree with each other. With totally opposite hobbies and personalities, the two always gets into fights and arguments, especially regarding their career. As two rising teen actors, the two try to outdo each other in the hopes of being discovered in Hollywood, and at the same time try to avoid destroying their bond as twins. The two must learn to work with each other when their differences become the hindrance in their career.

Cast and Characters

 Main Cast and Characters

Recurring Cast and Characters


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date US Viewers (millions)
1 1 "Welcome to Hollywood" Aaron Moon Christian Newman January 31, 2015 3.89

Caleb and Hunter move to Hollywood in the hopes of being discovered but when Caleb ruins their chance, their newfound friends try to help them achieve their dream as brothers.

Notes: This episode is the series premiere episode.

2 2 "Troublemakers" Christian Newman Aaron Moon February 7, 2015 3.92

Caleb and Hunter tries to outdo each other to impress the producers who is coming in to watch their performances. They try sabotaging each other's scenes filming, causing destruction on the set.

3 3 "Babysitting Gone Bad" Daniel A. Mendez Christian Newman February 14, 2015 3.91

Caleb and Hunter babysit Paul's son Kevin but when they lose him they call their friends for backup but then more problems start to happen.

4 4 "The New Guy" James Campbell Christian Newman and Brian R. Johnson February 21, 2015 3.94

Caleb and Hunter meets Jacob, an aspiring actor. When Caleb and Jacob become close friends, Hunter tries to warn Caleb when he finds out Jacob's plan to replace both of them in the series.

5 5 "Lights, Camera, Action" Matt Williams Christian Newman February 28, 2015 3.85

It's the first day of filming and Caleb, Hunter, Chase, Jade, and Emily are nervous, But they end up doing well. Yet when the episode editors see the tape their footage is sabotaged so they have to figure out who did it.

6 6 "Best Friends Turn Into Worst Enemies" Aaron Moon Christian Newman March 7, 2015 3.87

A friendship is threatened on set after they fight over a movie role offered by the producers.

7 7 "Work It" Christian Newman Christian Newman, James Campbell, Aaron Moon March 14, 2015 3.92

When Caleb and Hunter both audition for the same modeling job for Calvin and Klein and Caleb gets the job and Hunter doesn't, Hunter gets jealous wondering what Caleb has that he doesn't have. Hunter soon ends up letting his anger get the best of him and tricks Caleb into thinking the shoot was cancelled but in reality, he is just going to show up in his place.

8 8 "Filming Music Video" Christian Newman Christian Newman March 21, 2015 3.95

Caleb and Hunter are both cast as extras in a music video. But things get saucy when the lead singer in the video flirts with both Caleb and Hunter , Knowing very well that they are twins not the same person. The boys soon get very romantically attached to the singer but when they both find out she's been flirting with both of them confusion arises.

9 9 "Musicals and Advice" Christian Newman Christian Newman March 28, 2015 3.96

Caleb gets an audition for a role in a musical comedy pilot but when he arrives at the audition, he finds himself intimidated by the vast amount of musical and dance talent from the other guys. Meanwhile, Hunter decides to start making acting advice videos but ends up having a little learning experience himself when he learns the information he put in his first video is false.

10 10 "Framed" Christian Newman Christian Newman April 4, 2015 3.92

When Jacob returns the gang decide to give him a second chance to celebrate their new friendship they decide to go to the mall but what happens when Caleb and Hunter are accused of stealing?

11 11 "Cancelled" Christian Newman Christian Newman April 11, 2015 3.98

When the producers decide to cancel the show will the gang be able to change the producers decision?

12 12 "Everything Has Changed" Christian Newman Christian Newman and Aaron Moon April 18, 2015 4.03

After seeing the talent of the Vanhorn brothers, ABC Network offers them a lead position in a new TV show with one catch: Only one of them gets to accept the job.

Notes: This episode is the Season Finale.

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