Just a random comment:
What if there was a super-proofed show, your choice of genre, with virtually no horrible bloopers? It's okay if episodes took longer than a week. (Think movies - TV shows produce 13-25 hours, movies are only two?!)
Instead of wasting the $40 million on CGI, use it to pull/poll a ton of pundits, experts, and flaw-finders to make sure everything is darn near perfect. (Prob can't use Homeland Security because they purposefully corrupt the TV shows to make sure their real tech isn't precisely shown!!)
I'd even go for the British model of "6 episodes per season", but with American budgets, just to have a show smash the bounds of getting the little details right!
You could prob do five of these, each in its own genre.