Not content with guest-starring in The Sarah Jane Adventures, former Doctor Who sidekick K9 goes solo in a new Australian television show that sees the robotic dog get a new look and a new family. Click through for the trailer.

The new show comes about thanks to a bizarre rights situation that sees creator Bob Baker co-own the character but not the way the character looks - hence his redesign. We're not convinced by the trailer, but much more worrying is the description from Park Entertainment, who're making the show:

K9 is a children's sci-fi/adventure series combining comedy, action and suspense - "X Files" meets "Men in Black" with a zany dash of "Ghostbusters".

"Zany dash of 'Ghostbusters'"? Really?

Don't take our word for it, though; watch the trailer and judge for yourself.

K9 Promo [Park Entertainment]