Buck at San Diego Comic Con International in 2013
|Occupation||Writer and producer|
Buck joined the crew of Six Feet Under as a writer and supervising producer in 2002 for the show's second season. He was joined by Jill Soloway whom he had worked with on The Oblongs and Nikki. He wrote the second season episode "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". He remained a supervising producer for the third season in 2003 and wrote two further episodes "You Never Know" and "Everyone Leaves". He was promoted to co-executive producer for the fourth season in 2004. He wrote two more episodes "That's My Dog" and "Bomb Shelter". He remained a co-executive producer for the fifth and final season in 2005 and contributed two more episodes – "Dancing for Me" and "Singing For Our Lives". He contributed 7 episodes to the series in total.
Buck wrote the teleplay for Tremors 4: The Legend Begins in 2004.
Buck worked as a co-executive producer on the second season of HBO's Rome in 2007. He wrote two episodes for the series ("These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero" and "Death Mask") before it was canceled.
He moved on to work as a co-executive producer and writer on the second season of Showtime's Dexter later in 2007. Buck was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for his work on the second season of Dexter. He remained a co-executive producer for the third season in 2008. Buck was again nominated for WGA award for best dramatic series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season. He remained a writer and executive producer for the fourth season in 2009. He was nominated for the WGA award a third consecutive time at the February 2010 ceremony for his work on the fourth season of Dexter. For season six of Dexter, Buck was moved into the Showrunner position. He remained in this role for the duration of the series through the series finale, to generally positive reviews, although much less positive than Dexter's critically acclaimed received first four seasons. It is a generally held belief by critics and fans alike that Dexter was at the highest standard of television in its first four seasons, and slowly ran into the ground by Buck.
- See-Through, (2007)
- Morning Comes, (2007)
- Left Turn Ahead, with Tim Schlattmann (2007)
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight, (2008)
- The Damage a Man Can Do, (2008)
- Do You Take Dexter Morgan?, (2008)
- Blinded by the Light, (2009)
- Slack Tide, (2009)
- Hello, Dexter Morgan, (2009)
- Hello Bandit, (2010)
- Circle Us, (2010)
- Hop A Freighter, Teleplay with Tim Schlattmann (2010)
- Those Kinds of Things (2011)
- This is the Way the World Ends (2011)
- Are You...? (2012)
- Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012)
- A Beautiful Day (2013)
- Remember the Monsters? (2013)
- "These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero", (2007)
- "Death Mask", (2007)
Six Feet Under episodes
- It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, (2002)
- You Never Know, (2003)
- Everyone Leaves, (2003)
- That's My Dog (2004)
- Bomb Shelter (2004)
- Dancing for Me (2005)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005)
- "2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". WGA. 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
- Perry, Byron (December 12, 2007). "WGA announce TV, radio nominees". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
- "HBO tops WGA awards list with five noms". The Hollywood Reporter. 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2007.[dead link]
- "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
- Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
- "Dexter Seasons 6-8", Metacritic.