Writer Scott Buck got his start in the business in 1989, as a co-producer on the sitcom "Coach", which starred Craig T. Nelson as a college football coach. By 1991, he had earned his first writer credit on "Charlie Hoover", a short-lived sitcom that starred Tim Matheson as a middle-aged man who starts hearing an advice-giving voice in his head. From 1993 to 1996, Buck penned 15 episodes for "Coach". In 2001, he began writing and producing the comedy animation series "The Oblongs", which was based on Angus Oblong's picture book about a wacky family mutated by toxic waste. 2002 saw him join the second season of the critically acclaimed HBO program "Six Feet Under", whose ensemble cast co-starred Michael C. Hall, as a writer and supervising producer. That drama, which focused on a family that runs a funeral home, has often been cited as one of the best television series in history. Over three years, Buck wrote seven episodes of the show. By the fourth season he had been promoted to co-executive producer, a position he held until the series ended the following year. In 2007, Buck joined the Showtime drama "Dexter" as a co-executive producer. He also earned a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for his writing on the program, which starred Hall as a serial killer with a conscience. For the fourth season, Buck was promoted to the top position of executive producer, taking over for Chip Johannessen.