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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 4, Episode 6

Cops and Flippers

Flipping friends, Jenn and Jen are going to have to know their rights when they go up against the law…cop cousins, Tom and Mike. The teams are locked, loaded, and have just one hour and $500 to search for the best pieces they can find at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford Connecticut. Their projects (the Flip List) are: Mid-Century Modern, Rustic to Refined, and Inspired by Nature. Then in the workshop, cops Tom and Mike lay down the law and both teams get to work on their transformations. But which projects will warrant big sales at New York's GreenFlea? In the end, the team that makes the biggest profit will nab $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market authority and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Dec 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Battle of the Boroughs

It's a battle of the boroughs when Manhattan ladies Tracey and Catherine get their nails out against Brooklyn builders Bryan and Hank. The teams throw down at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where they have just one hour and $500 to find three projects from our Flip List: Bachelor Pad, a Prototype Project, and Rehab Design. With projects in hand and ideas flowing, the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Both teams know that whoever makes the most profit will win this subway series and take home $5,000.

Tuesday
Dec 5
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 10

Couples that Flip Together

Flipping newlyweds, Amy and Henric are facing off against, Seven and Sarah, a confident husband and wife team. The game begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With a $500 budget and only one hour to find three projects from the Flip List : Sets and pairs, Twisted traditional, and a Metallics project. Next, it's time to fix up and transform their flea market finds in just one day in our workshop. Amy and Henric hope to reimagine a croquet set into a modern light fixture, update a rustic factory cart, and use two vintage barrels to create a pair of side tables. Seven and Sarah waste no time putting their spin on their pieces: they transform a pair of fire extinguishers into a set of high-end lamps, give new life to two industrial fixtures, and put a metallic twist on a pair of mid-century tables.

Tuesday
Dec 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

How Handy is Mandi?

"Handy Mandi" and her Aunt Sandy are ready to take on Tyson and Heather, a flipping couple with a military background, in the ultimate flea market battle. The teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from the Flip List, which includes Smart Design and Vintage Remix. In the workshop, Mandi and Sandy want to convert a 1950s television set into a bar and combine barstools with a mirror to create a vanity. Meanwhile, Tyson and Heather turn a pair of crates into a wine bar and use a wooden box and a chair to create a desk. Each team hopes to flip their projects for big profits at the flea market to claim the $5,000 prize.

Tuesday
Dec 5
11:30am | 10:30c
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?

Sunday
Dec 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Are You Ready for Man Chic?

Designing dudes Ruan and Keith are feeling confident as they take on fashionable flippers Shauna and Shauna. 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 projects from our Flip List: Minimalist Design, Farmhouse Chic and a High-Gloss Project. Next, the teams bring their flipping plans to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their items. Will 'The Shaunas'' one-of-a-kind creations or Ruan and Keith's 'man-chic' pieces connect better with customers when the teams head off to sell at Grand Bazaar NYC? In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Sunday
Dec 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

How Handy is Mandi?

"Handy Mandi" and her Aunt Sandy are ready to take on Tyson and Heather, a flipping couple with a military background, in the ultimate flea market battle. The teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from the Flip List, which includes Smart Design and Vintage Remix. In the workshop, Mandi and Sandy want to convert a 1950s television set into a bar and combine barstools with a mirror to create a vanity. Meanwhile, Tyson and Heather turn a pair of crates into a wine bar and use a wooden box and a chair to create a desk. Each team hopes to flip their projects for big profits at the flea market to claim the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Dec 10
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 10, Episode 14

Making a Splash for Cash!

Self-proclaimed "Chic-nistas" with a reputation for creating funky furniture take on battle-ready brothers in the ultimate flea market battle. Each team gets $500 and an hour to shop for items to flip in categories including Compact Design, Sleek and Simple, and Refine Design. Once the teams have time to work on their projects, they emerge with one-of-a-kind pieces including a coffee table made from a tree trunk slice and a coffee table made from some metal drawers. The teams head to New York's Long Island City Flea in the rain to see who can make the most profit earning them $5,000.

Sunday
Dec 10
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

Sky-High Flipping

Flight attendant flippers Isabell and Diahann take on fairy junk-mothers Stephany and Jane. The teams buckle up their seat belts and take off for the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Each team has $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Compact Design, Modern Moroccan, and a Symmetrical Project. Next, it's time to fly into the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their pieces. Each team hopes to get sky-high prices for their items, since the team with the biggest profit will fly away with $5,000.

Tuesday
Dec 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Everyone's a Twinner!

Identical twins Kathleen and Casey are 'in it to twin it' as they go up against brothers-in-law Alec and Ante. The feud between the teams kicks off at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. With just $500 and one hour to shop, the teams hunt for projects from the Flip List, then it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Kathleen and Casey plan to double their fun by giving a vanity table a stylish upgrade, while Alec and Ante plan to bring some industrial light fixtures back to life. When it's all said and done, it's time to put their projects to the test with buyers at Long Island City Flea. The teams hope their customers aren't seeing double, because whoever makes the most profit goes home with $5000.

Tuesday
Dec 12
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 1

Mama Knows Chairs

Fierce mother and son team, Angie and Dane, square off against competitive mother and daughter, Karen and Adar. The teams storm the aisles of the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York with $500 in their pockets and one hour to find items on the Flip List: Mod Makeover, Small Space Living and Wabi Sabi. The two teams show off their flipping skills in the workshop transforming everything from ironing boards into a one-of-a-kind bar to industrial sifters into end tables. The teams head to New York's Long Island City Flea to battle it out for customers, because whichever mother-child team rakes in the most cash takes home $5000.

Tuesday
Dec 12
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 11

Bilingual Beauties vs. Flip-sters.

Professional flip-sters, Jen and Kyle go head-to-head with bilingual beauties, Lindsay and Marizol...they might speak Spanish and Creole, but their first language is bargaining. The teams start their day at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 and just one hour to find items from the Flip List: Rustic Design, Modular Design, and Textile. From there, it's off to the workshop, where they'll have one day to show off their skills and turn their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Lindsay and Marizol transform a dresser into a chair with French inspired upholstery. But will their pieces have enough je ne sais quoi when it comes time to sell? Hopefully so, because the team that makes the most profit at New York's Long Island City Flea will pocket $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Dec 19
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 12

You May Now Flip the Bride!

Stylish lovebirds, Princess and Mark Anthony, compete against designing darlings, Simone and Christian. With $500 in hand and just one hour to shop, the teams race down the aisles of Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for gems to fix and flip. The projects from the Flip List include: Elegant Storage, Paper Project, and Yin & Yang. In the workshop, Simone and Christian have a little trouble balancing their Yin with their Yang, while Princess and Mark Anthony put the love into their loveseat. But it will be up the customers at New York's Long Island City Flea to determine which bride and groom will win. In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins the $5000 honeymoon fund. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Dec 19
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.

Tuesday
Dec 19
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 3

Flipping From Drab to Fab

A duo of accomplished flippers face off against a team of stylish friends to see whose flip project is tops. The contestants compete in challenges including Durable Design, a Workspace Project and Drab to Fab. The teams crank out an assortment of next-level projects from flipping a trunk into a mobile workstation to turning an antique washbasin into an elegant hall tree. The projects are impressive, but which team will walk away with the prize?

Tuesday
Dec 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Flipping is For Turkeys

A pair of crafty cousins are fired up to compete against a DIY-savvy couple in a flipping competition with challenges in Elegant Industrial, Simply Zen and Pattern Play. The teams hit their workshops to produce incredible transformations, including turkey feeder cages converted into light fixtures and a wooden seat and crate merged together to form a compact desk set. The flips are impressive, but only one team will profit most at the market and walk away with the prize.

Tuesday
Dec 19
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 5

Eclectico vs. Industrio

A pair of seasoned flippers dubbed "Team Eclectico" takes on a resourceful designing duo to see who can come up with the perfect flip. The teams take their flea market finds and hit their workshops to crank out a unique vignette -- three pieces that celebrate a specific and complimentary design style. The finished pieces, including four vintage muffin tins-turned coffee table and an industrial-style floor lamp made from a metal sieve and oil can, are brought to market to see whose project brings in the most profit.

Tuesday
Dec 19
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

Lucky Flipping Pennies

Crafty couple Dana and Mike go up against a pair of fearless friends, Kristin and Michele, to complete three challenges from the Flip List. The teams duke it out at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have $500 and one hour to shop for items, including a vintage lamp, a metal cart and a washboard. Then the teams head to their workshops to transform their finds and present their flips at New York's Long Island City Flea, where they hope their pieces will connect with buyers and bring in the cash.

Tuesday
Dec 19
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 10

Granny Chic

Designing duo Cris and Val face off against confident DIYers Matt and Niki. The game begins at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find treasures from the Flip List: Boho Modern, Sets and Pairs, and a Re-Imagine project. Next, they head to the workshop to fix up and transform their items. Cris and Val try to make 'Grandma Chic' all the rage, while Matt and Niki hope for smooth sailing. The teams then head to New York's Long Island City Flea to find their customers and hopefully collect the biggest profit.

Tuesday
Dec 19
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.

Saturday
Dec 23
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 1

Best on the Block

Longtime friends and vintage shop owners Chris and Tad take on local rivals Paul and Jim in a flipping battle of the block. The teams square off at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, to find the projects from our Flip List: Workspace Design, Bachelor Pad and Vintage Modern. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces.

Saturday
Dec 23
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.

Saturday
Dec 23
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 5

Flip to be tied

Wild and crazy husband and wife team, Victor and Danielle go up against DIY sweethearts, Tamiko and Orlando. The teams throw down at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts where they have just one hour and $500 to find three projects from our Flip List: Compact Design, Textile Project, and Ergonomic Design. With projects in hand, the teams head to the Workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces.

Saturday
Dec 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 6

Fashion Forward Flipping

Colena and Markaza, a fashion-forward husband and wife team, bring their a-game against confident friends, Karin and Karen. The competition gets fierce when the teams get $500 and one hour to find buried treasures to transform at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They race to find projects from the Flip List: Refine Design, Stylish Storage, and Rewrapped Design. Karen and Karin are confident their design skills will shine in the workshop, where both teams have one day to complete their transformations. Colena and Markaza waste no time getting to work on their projects: they convert a wicker planter into a multi-functional piece for a bar or kitchen, turn an industrial tool-hauler into a chic bar, and convert a rustic fan into a show-stopping table. Meanwhile, Karen and Karin update a vintage office valet into a versatile bar, transform a footboard into stylish seating, and reinvent an old factory mold as a swanky dining set.

Saturday
Dec 23
9am | 8c

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