By Michael Ausiello
Updated June 15, 2009 at 11:45 PM EDT

File this under “T” for “Things that are going to have to really suck to fail.”

Steven Spielberg has tapped Noah Wyle to headline his untitled alien-invasion pilot for TNT, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The potential series — which was announced last month at TNT’s upfront presentation — takes place six months after evil extra terrestrials decimate mankind. Wyle will play the leader of a ragtag group of citizens who try to bring down the aggressors.

Translation: It’s Spielberg’s take on V!

The gig marks a small-screen reunion for ex-TV doc Wyle and Spielberg; the Oscar-winning director was one of ER‘s founding producers. It also keeps Wyle in business with TNT, the network behind his super-fun* Librarian movies.

A TNT spokesperson declined to comment.

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* So I hear. I’ve never actually seen a single one.