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About the Host

Lara Spencer

Well-known as the co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America, Lara also has a passion for flea market finds and cleverly-designed spaces.
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About the Show

Flea Market Flip shows viewers how a little cash can go a long way with the right amount of creativity. Each week a plethora of amazing items will be showcased by our teams as they creatively use their eye for style and some elbow grease to turn these leftovers into a main course by the show's conclusion. Given only $500, our Flea Market Flip contestants will scour the booths and tents in search of items they can buy, fix and then flip for a higher sum. With each team battling it out to win all of the profits earned that day, the true winner will be the viewer at home, who will have a variety of exciting ideas to inspire them as they begin their next project around their own home!
Season 3, Episode 7

'Til Death Do Us Flip

The husband and wife team Al and Merry, duke it out with best friends Erika and Evey. With $500 in hand and an hour to hunt down bargains at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, the teams must find pieces that they'll fix-up and flip. Their Flip List features Chic Storage, as well as Mirror and Salvage projects. In the workshop, Merry does her best to keep Al on track and hopefully their makeover mishaps won't cost them when it comes time to selling at New York City's Green Flea. Because the team that rakes in the biggest profits... wins $5000. Hosted by Interior Designer/Flea Market guru and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Apr 3
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Flippin' Feathers

Engaged couple Solomon and Amanda, aren't afraid of bold colors. They'll take on friends Minetta & Rob who have some outside-the-box ideas of their own. Both teams will race through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut with $500 to spend on Flip List projects that feature Mid-century design, Dining, and a Funk-tional piece. But one team's feathers get a little ruffled in the workshop, when one of their projects doesn't come out as expected, but will buyers at New York City's Green Flea make it fly out of the booth? Hopefully, because the team that makes the biggest profit flies off with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Apr 3
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Flea Market Flip: When Harry Met Ingraham – a match made in Flea Market Heaven.

Designing duo, Dave and Teresa, face off against vintage experts, Laurie and Bobbi. The teams get to work hunting down bargains at Elephants Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Each team has $500 and just one hour to purchase their best flea market finds on the Flip List: Upholstery, Steam Punk, and Great Pieces. In the workshop, Laurie and Bobbie, sporting their vintage aprons, get to work transforming an old clock into a new friend named Ingraham. But will their Ingraham clock be any match for Dave and Teresa's antique bicycle-turned-console table? We'll find out when the teams sell their projects at New York's Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, because the team that makes the most profit will win $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 17
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Happy Flipping Anniversary!

Hipster pals, Jonathan and Elise take on experienced Upcyclers, husband and wife, John and Sarah. Armed with $500 and a Flip List of three projects: Stylish Storage, Modern Americana, and Mixed Textures, each team searches the aisles of Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York for the best deals. The teams bring their remodel plans into the workshop and get to work on their transformations. But Jonathan and Elise don't think their opponents' pieces will resonate with flea market shoppers. Will their prediction come true, or will John and Sarah's wedding anniversary bring them good luck at New York's Long Island City Flea? The team that makes the most profit on their pieces wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market ace and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jun 28
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 6

Flea Market Flip: Sibling Showdown

Stylish siblings, Marc and Dion bring their design expertise against brother and sister duo, David and Susan. The sibling showdown starts at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York where the teams have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Sets and Pairs, Twisted Traditional, and Elemental. In the workshop, Marc and Dion turn a pair of car jacks into matching end tables while David and Susan rebuild a vintage portable picnic set. Marc and Dion were big spenders at Stormville, will their expensive taste get the better of them, or will it help them to make big profits a Long Island City Flea? In the end, the family that flips together, wins together and whoever makes the biggest profit will nab $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Jul 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hold Onto Your Hat & Keep a Lid On It!

Eclectic friends, Eddie and Rodney go up against Brandon and Sam, a couple who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty to find a bargain. The two teams head to Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they each have $500 to spend on three projects (Flip List): Occasional Seating, Hollywood Regency style, and Hip to be Square. Both teams bring their best designs and skills into the workshop, until Sam gets more involved with painting their projects than she bargained for. With their transformations complete, it's up to the buyers at Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios to decide which team will make the biggest profit and go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jul 31
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 11

Turn Up the Radio!

Neighbors Frank and Patrick take on stylish husband wife team of Marc and Tiffany. Each team has a $500 budget, and only one hour to shop at Southern California's Long Beach Antique Market. Their Flip List projects include Chic Storage, Mirror Project and Light & Dark Design. After hustling through the flea market, both teams must transform their pieces, which include a vintage console radio, in an effort to rake in the big bucks. The team with the biggest profit on their re-imagined pieces wins $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market devotee and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Sep 20
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 3

Flea Market Flip: Penn State Pickers vs. F.I.T. Flippers

Fashion forward F.I.T alums, Alicia and Erin are taking on Penn State Upcyclers, Chris and Lindsay. The teams bring their school spirit to Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York where they have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Rustic to Refined, Wheels Up, and Pattern Play. The college rivalry continues into the workshop, as Alicia and Erin turn a metal bread rack into modern shelving while Chris and Lindsay transform a rustic table into a bar, ready for any tailgate party. Hopefully the customers at Long Island City Flea will cheer on the teams, because whichever team makes the biggest profit will take home bragging rights and $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Pro and the pride of Penn State, Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Oct 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Flea Market Flip: Super Flippers to the Rescue!

Designing friends, Dani and Mo (aka the Wonder Twins), put their heroic flipping powers to the test against the Dynamic Duo of James and Delilah. Armed with their powers of creativity and $500, the teams race down the aisles of the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. They have just one hour to source three design projects from their Flip List: A Touch of Glass, Stealthy Storage, and A Rescue Mission Project. Next, Dani and Mo bring their 'Wonder Twin' powers to the workshop to rescue a coffee table, while James and Delilah have a mission to transform milk bottles and a wine crate into stealthy storage. Which team will be unstoppable when it comes time to flip at Long Island City Flea? It will be up to the customers, because whichever team makes the biggest profit will fly into the sunset with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Superhero and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jan 31
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 5

Goth vs. Glamour

Goth lovebirds Clara and Micah spar with fashionistas Sophia and Geri. Sporting either 5 inch heels or their Victorian Goth look the teams are given a $500 budget and one hour to race down the aisles of the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. The teams are tackling 3 design projects that feature creating a lighting fixture, a coffee table and taking on a reimagine project. Things don't go as planned in the workshop and dreams of making big profits are at risk when one team member seems to be a no show. The team that makes the most net profit at the Antiques Garage in New York City walks away $5,000 richer. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market authority and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Aug 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Best Flipping Friends Take On Flipping Fellas

Sassy friends, Katie and Jennifer go up against best buds, Scotty and Eddie. With $500 to spend at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York, each team has just one hour to find to the best deals on design projects from the Flip List that are Funk-tional, Steel-ing Beauty, and a Tribute Piece. The flipping gets personal when Jennifer reveals the emotional story behind her Tribute Piece. Will Scotty and Eddie be able to compete with Jennifer and Katie's transformations? The guys hope their pieces will connect with customers at New York's GreenFlea, because the team with the bigger profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Sep 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Flea Market Flip: Off to the Races

Master dumpster divers, Michael and Vinnie take on DIY soul sisters, Kim and Susan.

Friday
Nov 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

DIY Daters vs. Bickering Buds

Dating flippers Kelly and Jay are going to battle against designing friends Laura and Diane. Both teams are determined to find the best bargains at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With one hour to shop and a budget of $500, the teams race to find pieces from our Flip List: Bistro Set, Graphic Design, and a Mash-Up Project. Next, the teams get started in the workshop where they have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Whoever makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Friday
Feb 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Flipping Bingo

Pat and Lisa are fierce friends who are ready to take on creative couple Russell and Marc. The game begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have a $500 budget and only one hour to shop. They hunt for unique pieces to transform into three projects from the Flip List: Hip to be Square, Mixed Mediums, and Inspired-by-Design. It's all fun and games as the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Whichever team makes the most profit walks away with $5,000.

Saturday
Feb 25
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 6

The Flipping Unicorn

Magic is in the air as design duo Cherise and Kim go head-to-head against creative craftsmen Joe and Andrew. The competition starts when the teams get $500 and one hour to find buried treasures to transform at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They race to find projects from the Flip List: a Wabi-Sabi project, a Workspace project, and Pattern Play. The teams fight for the win, because whoever makes the bigger profit will take home $5,000.

Saturday
Feb 25
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Brothers vs. Sisters

This flip is all about family, as brash brothers Bradley and Ryan face off against fearless flipping sisters Sam and Shimmy. The family feud begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With just one hour to shop and $500 on hand, the teams hunt for projects from our Flip List: House Party Project, Reclaimed Modern, and a Sets and Pairs Project. From there, it's off to the workshop, where the teams have one day to transform their pieces into profitable items. The family that makes the most profit will go home with $5,000.

Saturday
Feb 25
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 12

Battle for the Jersey Shore

It's a battle for the Shore as design-savvy Jersey girls, Leigh and Lisa, bring out the big guns against competitive craftsmen, Brian and Eric. The teams hit the ground running at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts where they each have $500 and just one hour to complete our Vignette Challenge from the Flip List. Each team must find three items that can fit together in one room. Next, the teams bring their flipping plans to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their items. Leigh and Lisa are confident they can furnish a living room with their vignette pieces. They get to work updating a pair of modern chairs in need of a facelift, bring a bar back to life, and transform an industrial mixing bowl into a coffee table. Brian and Eric plan to fire up a stylish living room with their pieces. They'll use their flea market finds to create a custom coffee table, a side table with attached lamp, and an adjustable tv console.

Saturday
Feb 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 11

Flea Market Flip: Head-to-Head Flip

Flipping cousins, Brandon and Laurie, go toe-to-toe against engaged DIYers, Kim and Tim. Ready with $500 each and just one hour to shop, the teams make their way down the lanes of Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. They need to find three items to transform from our Flip List: Convertible Design, Industrial Chic, and Symmetrical Design. The rivalry continues into the workshop where the teams have just one day to flip their pieces. Sweethearts, Kim and Tim, put in some elbow grease to transform an industrial shelving unit into a bar cart, convert a metal card catalogue into a unique coffee table, and give a wooden bench a stylish upgrade. Cousins Brandon and Laurie put their skills to the test as they upcycle a metal pot rack into an industrial coffee table, convert a vintage wooden toolbox into a bar, and turn old filing cabinets into a pair of multi-functional ottomans.

Saturday
Feb 25
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 13

Too Close to Call

Father-daughter designing team, John and Kelly, throw down against crafty couple, Jeana and Denise. The battle begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts Each team has a budget of $500 and one hour to find the items from the Flip List: Farmhouse chic, Mash-up project, and Rags to Riches. John and Kelly give an old sifter a new life as a coffee table, convert a wooden sled into a stylish light fixture, and break out the hydraulics to turn a dated dresser into a remote-controlled bar. Meanwhile, Jeana and Denise turn a rickety garden trellis into a sturdy coffee table, add a wooden top to update a metal cage as a modern side table, and spice up two folding chairs with modern upholstery.

Saturday
Feb 25
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 1

The Chicken Coop Showdown

Sweet-talking duo Samantha and Nyesha square off against childhood best friends Lindsey and Frank at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects from our Flip List: Balanced Design, Chic Storage and Funk-tional. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their finds into profitable pieces. Nyesha and Samantha bring their Afro-centric style to the workshop but Lindsey and Frank are confident their pieces will catch more buyers' eyes. Which team's designs will make the most profit and send them home with the $5,000 prize?

Saturday
Feb 25
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 2

For the Love of Flipping

Lovebird flippers Marco and Ali are ready to get their hands dirty against honey-do flippers Cara and Mike. The competition heats up at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. The teams each have $500 and just one hour to find three projects to transform from our Flip List: Elegant Industrial, Built-In Design, and a Mix-ology Project. Cara brings her love of faux fur to the workshop while Marco and Ali work to convert a few metal pieces. Which team's creations will catch buyers' eyes and net the most profit, sending them home with the $5,000 prize?

Saturday
Feb 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 3

The Battle of the Islanders

Caribbean amigos Gabriel and Marco face off against Long Island artists Karen and Jennifer. The competition heats up as the teams search for treasures at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. Each team gets $500 and just one hour to find three projects from our Flip List: Convertible Design, Rewrapped and Ombre Design. Back at the workshop, Gabriel and Marco get the fiesta started as they deconstruct a vanity into a pair of bright nightstands, and Karen and Jennifer transform a dated TV cabinet into a chic bar. The team that makes the most profit at the flea market will take home the $5,000 prize.

Saturday
Feb 25
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 4

The Flea Market Blues

Sassy shoppers Candy and Courtney are fired up to compete against harmonica-wielding duo Joe and Bob. The competition hits a high note as these teams race down the aisles of Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. They'll have $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Twisted Traditional, a Workspace Project and One-of-a-Kind Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have just one day to flip their projects into pitch-perfect pieces. From Joe and Bob's boomerang table turned bistro set to Courtney and Candy's retro radio cabinet turned glam bar, which team's pieces will be in harmony with buyers when it's time to sell at Long Island City Flea? Whichever team makes the most profit will drive home with $5,000 and the loser will be left to sing the blues.

Saturday
Feb 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

Wives vs. Husbands

Angie and Melissa go head-to-head against their very own husbands John and Rich. The battle for bragging rights begins at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Each team has a budget of $500 and one hour to find the items from the Flip List: Style Merge, a Textile Project, and Upcycled Salvage. Whoever makes the most takes home $5,000 and infinite bragging rights.

Saturday
Feb 25
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 14

Take a Seat at the Piano Bar

Designing buddies Isaac and Stephen take on competitive flippers Crystal and Jennifer. The search for flea market gems begins at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where the teams have $500 and just one hour to shop. They must find items from our Flip List, which includes Contrasting Design, Rewrapped Design, and a 'Mad Mod' project. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their finds. In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Saturday
Feb 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

It's a flipping battle between the Empire state and the Garden state.

Team New Jersey, Carolyn and Robert go head-to-head with Team New York, Amanda and Susan. The flipping begins when the teams get $500 and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams waste no time searching for projects from their Flip List: Seating Assignment, Rustic To Refined, and Salvage Design. Next, they head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Upcycling pros, Amanda and Susan transform an architectural corbel into an elegant bench while married pickers, Carolyn and Robert, turn a motorcycle wheel into an industrial chandelier. Each team hopes to turn their projects into big profits at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. Will the home turf advantage help Amanda and Susan win, or will Carolyn and Robert make the most profit and take the $5000 back to New Jersey? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Mar 3
7:30am | 6:30c

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