I like the idea of an Academy series, I just don't know what the hook would be.
There's something along the lines of a Red Squad show, but Star Trek
with youngsters is essentially ST09.
I suppose the obvious answer might be to follow the Buffy/Smallville formula, but what would the "hero" do. There isn't much need for a crime fighter in 24C San Francisco, unless he chases after litterers and jaywalkers each week.
I strait up teen drama might be interesting for some people, but I would think most of the target audience has little interest in Dyson's Creek
As long as they make the nerdy girl who-can-hack-into-anything BFF an Andorian, I'm golden. Allison Scagliotti in blue body paint? Yes please.