Without pushing to much the idea into offtopic I think it could have worked. We don't have to think like Earth-Earth stories, but more set on the Sol system. Like some stories testing ships tech, with smaller ships, some Moon and Mars based stories, some exploration of the Solar System (just imagine an episode exploring through Star Trek's eyes Titan or maybe Callisto - the story would have been they are testing the environment suits or something), also, they could have pushed into season 1 some Terra Nova as well Section 31 episodes, also the story of FIrst Flight could have been part of Season 1 as two part episode. I really think that it would have worked ... I really understand this as not a season without ships and Trek stuff, but a season without Enterprise.