According to Variety, Harvey and Bob Weinstein's nascent multimedia entity the Weinstein Co. is in final negotiations with Barbara Schneeweiss to develop a TV slate.

Projects include a skein based on Alexander McCall Smith's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," with Love Actually helmer-scribe Richard Curtis aboard to draft the pilot, with Anthony Minghella to direct. The bestseller centers on a female gumshoe in Botswana.

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Curtis and Minghella have together approached "Boston Legal" creator David E. Kelley to become involved in a producing capacity on the skein.

TWC's TV slate also includes a second season of reality skein "Project Runway," which is co-produced by the Walt Disney Co. Series begins airing on Bravo later this year, and the Weinstein Co. is further producing "Project Catwalk," a U.K. spinoff of "Runway," with Elizabeth Hurley as host.

Also in the works are a skein based on Dimension Films' Sin City -- which would follow in the footsteps of 2006's second pic in Robert Rodriguez's "Sin" series -- and a skein based on the Miramax title Rounders, capitalizing on the current craze for poker playing. Latter pic starred Matt Damon and Edward Norton, and was penned by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. John Dahl helmed.