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#UPFRONT featuring actresses Demetria McKinney, NaDej Bailey and Jordan Rice

This week's UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry features singer and actress Demetria McKinney plus teen actresses NaDej Bailey and Jordan Rice.

Demetria McKinney is back in Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas. The holiday drama follows Olivia (Demetria McKinney), as a young assistant pastor, who gets assigned to be a lead pastor at a new church a month before Christmas. She’s fearful she can't manage the transition, including getting the choir ready to open the town's annual Winter Jamboree. Banding together with her new congregation, Olivia discovers a new home for herself, and even finds a little Christmas romance along the way! A Gospel Christmas also stars Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Regina Belle, Kendra C. Johnson, Angela Birchett, DeEtta West and Jen Harper. It airs Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

Teen sensations NaDej Bailey and Jordan Rice stopped by UPFRONT to chat about their new Apple TV + series Swagger. Inspired by NBA star Kevin Durant’s experiences, Swagger explores the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption. Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America. NaDej and Jordan open up about their characters, navigating stardom, future plans and much more. Watch a sneak peek of the show below and check out Swagger on Apple TV+.