Anywhere else but SyFy and it would get cancelled after 13 episodes, no matter how good those 13 stories were frankly. SyFy produces a lot of pulp sci fi (I wouldn't class it all as crap). Whether a future Star Trek spin-off would succeed or fail seems to be in the hands of TV critics working within the media (based on the major BSG lovefest that went on) and has absolutely nothing to do with low ratings or a vocal fanbase. CBS isn't going to happen because we all know where the buck stops within that organisation. Presumably the man in question wouldn't say no to coining it in, while a co-production put in all the effort and finance, risk free?