If not for the budget, I think this would make a great show for a network like USA (part of the NBC-Universal family).
USA has a very narrow show type - dramas with quirky lead characters - basically, they've never gotten over Monk
and keep repeating that show ad nauseum. Given the overall success they've had with this approach, I can't argue with the logic.
is too unique and not the right kind of quirky. Plus I'd be surprised to see something so strongly genre on USA.
Dare I mention that the dreaded SyFy is also part of the Universal family?