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Marc Buckland

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After working for many years with Steven Bochco ("L.A. Law," "NYPD Blue"), director and producer Marc Buckland found one of his biggest successes, not in the world of hard-hitting procedural dramas, but in comedy. Premiering in 2005, "My Name is Earl" followed the hapless quest of Earl Hickey (Jason Lee) to right the wrongs of his past. The single-camera series was notable for featuring multiple locations and highly original storylines not available to the usual sitcom plot-generators. Buckland won an Emmy Award for directing the show's pilot episode. Like many Hollywood hopefuls, Buckland got his start as a production assistant. Unlike them, he actually moved up the ranks, eventually producing and directing for some of Steven Bochco's most high-profile shows: "Murder One" and later "Brooklyn South." Buckland started loosening up a bit in the 2000s with the medical comedy series "Scrubs." After the cancellation of "My Name Is Earl" in 2009, after four seasons, Buckland continued to flex his funny-bone in the incredibly witty and incredibly short-lived "Better Off Ted."

Filmography

TV

Credit
92% 83% Stumptown Director 2019-2020
61% 54% Powerless Executive Producer 2017
47% 46% The Millers Director 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Next Caller Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Bites Executive Producer 2011
89% 96% Better Off Ted Director,
Writer
2009-2010
82% 93% My Name Is Earl Director,
Executive Producer
2005-2009
83% 87% Scrubs Director 2001-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chronicle Director 2001
64% No Score Yet Brutally Normal Director 2000
60% No Score Yet Popular Director 1999
75% 95% The West Wing Director 1999
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Director 1999
No Score Yet 60% Felicity Director 1998
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Director 1997-1998
89% 90% Star Trek: The Next Generation Waiter (Guest Star) 1990

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