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 "Ryan's Hope" focused on a large, lower-middle-class Irish Catholic family, the closely knit Ryans of New York City.  When the show premiered on July 7, 1975, tavern owners Maeve and Johnny Ryan (Helen Gallagher and Bernie Barrow, sitting) were the family heads.  Their children were, behind them, from left: younger son Pat Ryan (Malcom Groome), an intern; Delia Reid Ryan (Ilene Kristen), wife of Frank; older son Frank Ryan (Michael Hawkins); and daughter Mary Ryan (Kate Mulgrew). 
Series run: July 7, 1975 - January 13, 1989
Broadcast Network: ABC
Creators: Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer
Broadcast History: Mon. - Fri. 1 - 1:30 p.m. (7/7/75 - 12/31/76)
                               Mon -  Fri.  12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. (1/3/77 - 10/5/84)
                               Mon. - Fri. Noon - 12:30 p.m. (10/8/84 - 1/13/89)
 Original Cast:
Role Actor
Jillian Coleridge Nancy Addison-Altman
Johnny Ryan Bernard Barrow
Faith Coleridge Faith Catlin
Bucky Carter Justin Deas
Nick Szabo Michael Fairman
Seneca Beaulac John Gabriel
Maeve Ryan Helen Gallagher
Pat Ryan Malcom Groome
Romona Gonzalez Rosalinda Guerra
Roger Coleridge Ron Hale
Frank Ryan Michael Hawkins
Bob Reid Earl Hindman
Delia Reid Ryan Ilene Kristen
Ed Coleridge Frank Latimore
Jack Fenelli Michael Levin
Mary Ryan Kate Mulgrew
Clem Moultrie Hannibal Penny, Jr.
Nell Beaulac Diana Van Der Vlis

Ryan's Hope copyright
Labine-Mayer Productions & ABC-TV

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