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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 2, Episode 6

Holy Cow Table!

Designers and friends Ingrid and Candace take on the creative husband-wife team of Ed and Lisa. Each team gets $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Given only one hour to hunted down and haggle for the projects on their Flip List: Good Bones, World Design and Mix & Match. Both teams then get to work transforming their finds in the hopes of making huge profits at NYC's Antiques Garage. One team embraces a whimsical cow print fabric which is a risky choice. Will it make them a whole lot of moo'la? We'll see! Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Nov 21
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 3

It's About Flipping Time!

Style Hunters Mar and Paul go up against the competitive husband and wife team of Ian and Amanda. Each team is given a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They'll have only one hour to hunt and haggle for bargains, as they shop for projects featuring industrial design, color theory, and transforming an "ugly duckling" piece. Both teams then get to work fixing up their finds in the workshop, in the hopes of raking in the dough at NYC's Antiques Garage. One team transforms an antique carriage wheel into a massive wall clock, but will it turn a tidy profit? The team that makes the most off their pieces wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jan 25
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 11

The Moose Is Loose!

Junkologists Scoop and Moose take on flea market-obsessed besties Sarah and Regina, as each team is given $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams shop for design projects that feature Double Duty, as well as Mirrored and Retro pieces. Then both teams get busy at the workshop transforming their finds, while unexpectedly becoming fast friends. Next stop is New York City's Antiques Garage, where the teams must look past their newfound friendship as they try to sell their reimagined pieces, because the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Feb 22
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 1

Rocker Dudes vs. Designing Moms

Rocker dudes, Dave and Ryan are throwing down against designing moms Charlotte and Jill in a battle for Total Flea Market Domination. The verbal jabs start flying between these two competitive teams while shopping at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Here, they'll have only one hour, and $500 to purchase 3 projects, including unexpected seating, creating a "funk-tional" piece, and a reimagine project. Next the teams head into the workshop, where the sparks continue to fly as they makeover their pieces in the hopes of raking in big profits at New York City's Antiques Garage. The team that comes out on top takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Apr 26
7am | 6c
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.

Saturday
Sep 5
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Sunday
Nov 1
8am | 7c
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
Nov 1
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 10

Mus-Stache for Cash

Experienced flippers, Brenda and Mark are ready to take on designing sweethearts, Lauren and Ben. With just one hour to shop and $500 in hand, each team hunts the aisles at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for hidden gems they can flip for big profits. The Flip List projects include: Radical Restoration, Geometric Design, and Mash up Design. In the workshop, Brenda and Mark put their skills to the test while Lauren and Ben try turn their treasures into gold. When it comes time to sell at New York's Long Island City Flea, will Mark's mustache be their lucky charm? The team that makes the most profit will score $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Dec 12
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

City vs. Country

City slickers Jill and James are ready for anything, including taking on sassy country girls, Karla and Michelle. The competition starts when the teams gets $500 and one hour to find diamonds in the rough at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. They race to find projects from the Flip List: A Fabric Project, Color Design, and A Remix Project. Next, it's time for the teams to head to the workshop, where they have one day to transform their pieces. Jill and James bring their funky fresh city style to transform an industrial locker into a hanging bar, while Karla and Michelle use vintage yardsticks to add texture to a metal cart. But will the teams get everything done in time to sell at Long Island City Flea?

Sunday
Jan 31
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Love Letters or Hate Mail?

Best buddies Randy and Frank are passionate about reinventing found objects. They'll take on BFF's Susie and Michelle, who'd rather be at a flea market than on vacation. The hunt starts at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut with $500 to spend on their Flip List projects: Industrial Design, A Work of Art and an Ugly Duckling. But a battle heats up in the workshop when one team's love letters turns into hate mail for their opponents. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Wednesday
Apr 6
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 13

Battle of the Roomies

Two sets of roommates go head-to-head. Great friends Travis and Sydney take on the spunky duo of Gina and Lindsey. The fun starts when each team gets a $500 budget and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at the grand daddy of west coast flea markets… The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California. The teams waste no time, searching the flea for their projects: Seating, Fixer-Upper and Mix & Match. Once the shopping's over, the teams get busy transforming their finds in the workshop, in the hopes of scoring big profits at Hollywood's Melrose Trading Post. The team that makes the most profit takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market guru and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Jun 18
8am | 7c
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 15
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 7

Youth Vs. Experience

Friday
Dec 16
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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
7:30am | 6:30c
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
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 8, Episode 5

Battle of the Broadway Stars

It's the battle of Broadway as four renowned musical performers hit the ground running at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have one hour and $500 to find three projects from the Flip List. With their purchases from the flea market in hand, the teams two-step their way to the Workshop where they have one day to transform their finds into three items that reflect a Period Piece, Spotlight on Design and Improvised Design. Next, the teams head off-Broadway to New York City's Green Flea, where they will set the stage to sell their reimagined pieces. Before the final curtain falls, both teams hope to bring in the big bucks, because the team that makes the most profit wins Broadway bragging rights and gets $5,000 donated in their names to Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids.

Saturday
Feb 25
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 6

Rainy Day Flipping

Rain won't slow down confident husband-and-wife team, Adrienne and Anthony, as they take on father-daughter duo, Jeff and Alex. The teams are armed with umbrellas, $500, and only one hour to take Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, by storm. They race to find projects from the Flip List, then head into the workshop where they have one day to complete their transformations. Jeff and Alex plan to transform a wooden card catalogue into a side table, while Adrienne and Anthony put the pedal to the metal as they repurpose motorcycle fenders into a new coffee table. Both teams hope their transformed items connect with buyers at Long Island City Flea, because whoever makes the most profit takes home $5000.

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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