Why are Roger Coreman's New Concorse Productions that made Black Scorpion and The Asylum's movies good case studies for everyone here?
They are both much smaller than major TV studios. And, yet they provided content to SyFy, which is a small network even though now they are owned by Comcast.
To only look at content made from major TV studios is the wrong business model. Look at what smaller independent studios are making and learn from their success.
I've studied Roger Coreman's path for getting content sold to cable tv. It is doable.