My very first thought was "Crusade
", the spin-off from "Babylon 5". The forced timeline, along with the talk that in mid-stride the show would take a different turn, intrigued me. I enjoyed the cast of characters - for the most part - as well as the actors portraying them. Even in the overall story of dark foreboding, there were still sub-stories about forgiveness and hope.
I think Firefly would have been Joss's crowing achievement.
Typo or not... that works quite well.