When Scrubs star John C. McGinley married yoga instructor/doula Nichole Kessler in April, he told TV Guide they were immediately going to start adding to their family (he has a 10-year-old, Max, from his first marriage, to Lauren Lambert).

Well, with the same certainty his Scrubs' Dr. Cox demonstrates weekly, McGinley was true to his word. He tells TV Guide, "We're expecting a baby girl." The couple's timing is excellent, and works with Scrubs final-season shooting schedule. "We should wrap Scrubs the fourth week of January and this little person arrives Feb. 2," says McGinley. "That's the headline in our home."

It was Max, who has Down syndrome, who introduced McGinley and Kessler - Max spotted Kessler, befriended her and her romance with his father began.

The couple dated for two and a half years and became engaged in August 2006.

McGinley has said he took on the role of caustic Dr. Cox because the job would keep him close to Max. - Reporting by Bekah Wright