WOW! Lyle Waggoner looks really good as Batman and probably would have been the better choice. The producers went with Adam West because he was so awkward and bizarre (even in real life) and they wanted the series to be ultra-campy. Lyle definitely made it more serious. Peter Deyell makes for a terrible Robin. Check out the screen test footage below. Lyle Waggoner & Peter Deyell test for Batman TV series
BAT-BONUS: The footage has been re-cut to include Burt Ward's voice and image. Check it outHERE. It's pretty good!