Don Adams' Screen Test

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Don Adams' Screen Test
Don Adams 1975.jpg
Adams as the show's host
Created by Don Adams
Presented by Don Adams
Narrated by Charlie O'Donnell
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24 (+1 pilot)
Running time 24 mins.
Original network Syndicated
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 7, 1975 (1975-09-07) – September 18, 1976 (1976-09-18)

Don Adams' Screen Test is an American game show that aired in syndication for one season. It was hosted by actor Don Adams and the announcer was Charlie O'Donnell.


The game involves two 15-minute periods, in which a random person would be asked to act out or re-enact a famous Hollywood movie scene (such as the race scene from the 1964 movie Viva Las Vegas). They would then be helped out by Adams and guest celebrities that appeared on the show. Blunders such as forgotten lines, failures of props, and celebrities ad-libbing would provide more comedy.

A second contestant would do the same. At the end, both contestants would see their screen tests, and the contestant whose screen test got a bigger reaction from the audience received a trip to Hollywood to take part in a real screen test to be in an upcoming movie or television show.

Episode status[edit]

The series is held in its entirety (including the hour-long pilot taped May 16, 1975) by Universal Television[1] but has not been seen since its original airing.



  • The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, 2nd ed., 1995, Schwartz, Ryan, and Wostbrock

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