Re: We had Smallsvile? Is it time for Gotham?
No Bruce Wayne/Batman.
I think it could work maybe from Gordon's perspective. The first season tells of his first year as commisioner, etc. etc.
Or one of his close subordinates, with Gordon as a recurring side character.
They could constantly allude to Batman though, which could be great. Like "Guess what our caped crusader dug up on Stevens?" or "How does he always get to the scene before we do?" etc.
I got here the same way the coin did...
Its not about money...its about sending a message