During the Television Critics Association executive session for ABC, the network's entertainment president Channing Dungey commented on the relationship it has with their Disney corporate sibling Marvel and that the Marvel series on ABC like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have not been received with the same critical praise as the Netflix series. She addressed that by saying:
"The tone and style of the Netflix series, I don't think they would work as well on ABC."
She went on to defend Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., saying that the show continues to grow creatively. She also addressed the mixed reaction to Marvel's Inhumans from the first trailer and the footage from Comic-Con. She said that the show was still a "work in progress" and changes have been made since.
But the biggest news from her time is when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be returning. Originally expected to start in January, Dungey said:
"It's going to come on right after Inhumans. As soon as the eight episodes of Inhumans is done, then S.H.I.E.L.D. will begin."
The plan is to run all 22-episodes mostly uninterrupted. Marvel's Inhumans is eight episodes long and starts on September 29th after an IMAX debut September 1st — which means Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five is likely to debut in early November. The series has already begun filming.