Would You Watch SF Political Reality Show?

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    Brian Kusler
    Ross Mirkarimi joked about HBO or another channel creating a reality television show about San Francisco's political theater.

    Would you watch a reality show about the people behind San Francisco's crazy political scene?

    Bill O'Reilly might.

    The City's Budget and Finance Committee supported a measure Tuesday that would expand rebates for documentaries and reality shows filmed in San Francisco.

    The proposal could go before the full board of supervisors next week for final approval. After Tuesday's stamp of approval, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi joked about one of the potential beneficiaries of the new program.

    "To our reality film enthusiasts, I think you have a prospect by considering a reality TV show of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco," he said. "I’m surprised nobody’s picked up on that yet — or at least maybe an HBO documentary of some kind."

    Of course no reality show about the supervisors is in the works -- not yet anyway.

    If passed the program would offer rebates to production companies of up to $600,000 for producing documentaries and reality shows in the City.