STATUS: currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from GSN's press release, January 2015) The pilot APP WARS, (previously announced) has tapped actress Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years," "Dancing with the Stars") as its host, and tech experts Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari, Inc. and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theaters), Alyson Shontell (Business Insider) and Prerna Gupta (co-founder of Khu.sh) as judges. Each self-contained episode features a parade of contestants who present their original app ideas to a panel of three technology industry advisors who will each pick a favorite idea. Creators of the top three ideas are paired with mentors (one of the advisors) who help develop the look, feel and functionality of the apps. In the end, the three apps will be presented to the judges who will determine which app has the potential to become the next "Angry Birds" or "Snapchat!"APP WARS is executive produced by Cheri Brownlee and Barry Hennessey through Cheri Sundae Productions.