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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 1, Episode 3

Refurbished and Redesigned Table, Chairs, and Bench vs. a Sled Bench, a Saw Table, and Yolk Mirrors

On this episode of Flea Market Flip, it's the battle of the married couples, as Rachel and Kevin take on Trish and Dave. Each husband and wife team gets $500 to spend at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market on items that they must fix-up and flip. The teams have only one hour to shop for design projects that include transforming industrial items into stylish furniture, making seating out of unexpected pieces, and creating a matching set out of mismatched objects - to sell as a set. After striking some deals at the flea market, both teams use a bit of elbow grease as they transform their finds, in the hopes of outselling their competitors at New York's hip flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that comes out on top takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Bargain Hunter and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Nov 21
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Nov 30
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Apr 12
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 9

Are Horseshoes Really Lucky?

Upcycling husband and wife team, Jeff and Ilana take on flipping friends Jeannine and Robin. The fun begins when each team gets $500 and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. The teams waste no time, searching the flea for their projects: Good Bones, Global Design, and Fabric. Once the shopping's done, the teams get busy transforming their finds, which include a one-of-a-kind table made of recycled horseshoes, in the hopes of scoring big profits at New York's Long Island City Flea. But will these horseshoes be lucky enough to turn a big profit? In the end, the team that makes the most profit takes home $5,000. Hosted by Interior Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Nov 5
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 14

Banking on a Flip

Competitive friends, Laura and Kim are putting their flipping skills to the test against college buddies, Drew and Justin. First stop is the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where the teams have $500 and just one hour to find the best bargains they can. Their Flip List includes: Industrial Design, Elements of Glass, and Mash Up. From there, it's time to get fixing in the workshop. Laura and Kim try to breathe new life into their unique carcass carrier-turned coffee table, while Drew and Justin hope their transformations are bullet-proof against their competition. Who will cash in with customers at New York's GreenFlea Market? Whichever team makes the most profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Feb 21
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Married metal heads take on fierce flippers.

Best buds Anthony and Tonie are competing against married metal heads, Aaron and Angie. With $500 in hand, the teams hit the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have one hour to find the best bargains from their Flip List: Metal Project, Bachelor Pad, and Less Is More. Next, the teams put the pedal to the metal in the workshop, where they have just one day to transform their projects. Aaron and Angie upcycle an industrial metal cart into a chic coffee table. Meanwhile, Anthony and Tonie hope that orange really is the new black as they upcycle a prison transpo bench into stylish seating. With their projects complete, the teams get ready to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. But will the customers at be in the mood for refurb'd metal projects or prison-chic? The team that scores the biggest profit will score $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jul 3
9am | 8c
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 5, Episode 4

Flea Market Flip: Family Flippers

Family pride is on the line when mother/daughter flippers Leigh and Katey go toe-to-toe against father/son duo Max and Chris. It's bonding time, when the teams hit the aisles at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. Each team has one hour and $500 to find three projects from the Flip List: Durable Design, Dine In, and Contrast Design. Next, the teams bring their makeover plans into the workshop, where they have one day to complete their transformations. Mom and Dad take charge of their team's projects, but will their parental advice pay off when it's time to flip at Long Island City Flea Market? There's a lot on the line, because the family that makes the most profit on their rehabbed projects will take $5000 back home. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Oct 16
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 14

Banking on a Flip

Competitive friends, Laura and Kim are putting their flipping skills to the test against college buddies, Drew and Justin. First stop is the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where the teams have $500 and just one hour to find the best bargains they can. Their Flip List includes: Industrial Design, Elements of Glass, and Mash Up. From there, it's time to get fixing in the workshop. Laura and Kim try to breathe new life into their unique carcass carrier-turned coffee table, while Drew and Justin hope their transformations are bullet-proof against their competition. Who will cash in with customers at New York's GreenFlea Market? Whichever team makes the most profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Mar 17
10am | 9c
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?

Friday
Mar 31
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 2

Battle of the Olympians

It's a match up of Olympic proportions as two-time figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan and her son, Matthew, take on Judo gold-medalist Kayla Harrison and her grandmother, Rachel. The games begin at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams each have $500 and just one hour to find three projects to transform from our Flip List: Balanced Design, Kicking It, Cutting Edge Design.

Sunday
Jun 25
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 9

Family Feud Style. A Father/Son team take on a Mother/Daughter team.

Father/son duo, TJ and Mike, go toe-to-toe against Mother/daughter team, Jess and Hettie. The family fun begins when each team gets a $500 budget and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. The teams waste no time searching for projects from the Flip List: Durable, World Design, and Light & Dark Design. Next, they head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Jess and Hettie attempt to turn a 100-year-old flour storage container into a lantern, in the hopes of making big profits at New York's Long Island City Flea. In the end, will it be the Mother or the Father that knows best and leads their team to victory? The team with the biggest profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jun 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Married metal heads take on fierce flippers.

Best buds Anthony and Tonie are competing against married metal heads, Aaron and Angie. With $500 in hand, the teams hit the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have one hour to find the best bargains from their Flip List: Metal Project, Bachelor Pad, and Less Is More. Next, the teams put the pedal to the metal in the workshop, where they have just one day to transform their projects. Aaron and Angie upcycle an industrial metal cart into a chic coffee table. Meanwhile, Anthony and Tonie hope that orange really is the new black as they upcycle a prison transpo bench into stylish seating. With their projects complete, the teams get ready to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. But will the customers at be in the mood for refurb'd metal projects or prison-chic? The team that scores the biggest profit will score $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Jul 6
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 18
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Aug 18
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 18
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 8

Kings vs. Queens

Brothers Jay and Andrew, who call themselves 'The Kings of Winning,' plan to reign over roomies and self-proclaimed 'Queens of Winning,' Ashley and Larissa. The battle begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find treasures to complete the Vignette Challenge. With their purchases in hand, the teams have one day to give their pieces the royal treatment in the workshop. Jay and Andrew hope to reign supreme with their Rustic Industrial Vignette pieces, while Ashley and Larissa think they'll claim the flipping throne with their Boho Chic line-up. The teams put their Vignettes to the test at New York's Long Island City Flea, where the stakes are high, because whichever team makes the most profit takes home $5,000 and the flipping crown.

Friday
Aug 18
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 18
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 3

The Legend of Rotty Cabinet

A pair of salvage-happy sisters face off against a couple of flipping buddies for a chance to win $5,000. The teams hit the flea market to find items to transform from the Flip List including an Industrial Elegance project, High Impact and Dual Design. After a day in their workshops, the teams emerge with stylish pieces like a wooden cabinet converted into a mobile workstation and a rustic workbench repurposed as a unique bar cart. Whoever's items bring in the most money at New York's Long Island City Flea goes home with the prize.

Friday
Aug 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

Coffee is for Closers

Fab friends take on a pair of dating designers in a challenge for ultimate flea market supremacy and $5,000. Armed with $500, the teams have one hour to shop for items to complete projects from the Flip List including Chic Storage, Style Merge and Mod Makeover. The teams get one day to flip their items and emerge with some fabulous designs including a dresser turned into an entertainment center and a wooden file cabinet turned into a coffee table. The winner will be decided by who profits the most when they take their flips to market.

Friday
Aug 18
11am | 10c
Season 10, Episode 6

Ugly Ducklings Into Swans

A couple of spicy sisters are ready to throw down against a pair of married flippers for a chance to win $5,000. The battle begins when each team is given $500 and one hour to shop at a flea market for items from the Flip List including Art Deco, Drab to Fab and 2-for-1 Design. The unique creations include a mechanic's cabinet transformed into a multi-functional piece for the home and a Navy footlocker turned into a lift-top coffee table. The two teams then present their items at New York's Long Island City Flea and whoever makes the most profit goes home with the prize.

Friday
Aug 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Married metal heads take on fierce flippers.

Best buds Anthony and Tonie are competing against married metal heads, Aaron and Angie. With $500 in hand, the teams hit the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have one hour to find the best bargains from their Flip List: Metal Project, Bachelor Pad, and Less Is More. Next, the teams put the pedal to the metal in the workshop, where they have just one day to transform their projects. Aaron and Angie upcycle an industrial metal cart into a chic coffee table. Meanwhile, Anthony and Tonie hope that orange really is the new black as they upcycle a prison transpo bench into stylish seating. With their projects complete, the teams get ready to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. But will the customers at be in the mood for refurb'd metal projects or prison-chic? The team that scores the biggest profit will score $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 27
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 11

It's a Frenemy Face-off when two teams of friends flip for the win!

It's a Frenemy Face-off, when professional flippers, Ryan and Nina go head-to-head with their best friends, Jared and Rae. With $500 in hand and one hour to shop, the teams break out of the friend zone as they search the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts for items from their Flip List: Fabric Project, House Party, and Smart Storage. The pressure is on in the workshop, when Lara reveals that the teams spent the same amount of money at Brimfield. Ryan and Nina get to work deconstructing a wingback chair, while keeping an eye on their frenemies. Meanwhile Jared and Rae reinvent a vintage chest. Next, it's time to take their transformed pieces to the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market. At the end of the day, Will these couples be friends or frenemies? Because whichever team makes the most profit will pocket $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 27
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Eclectic friends compete against frequent flippers.

Eclectic friends, Doug and June are competing against frequent flippers, Cindy and Lynn. The search for flea market gems begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find items from their Flip List: Industrial Design, Retro Chic, and Multipurpose. Next, it's time to transform their finds, in the workshop. Doug and June turn a Model A car grill into a decorative mirror, while Cindy and Lynn give an antique Dictaphone a new life. But when it comes time to sell, which flipped items will connect with shoppers at the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market? In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins the $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 27
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 13

Married flippers take on a creative couple.

Married pickers, Jeff and Amy have been turning trash into treasure for 25 years. They're going up against Dina and Shanna. The teams start their flip looking for hidden gems at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have $500 and one hour to find three items from their Flip List: Simple Living, Radical Reimagine, and Geometric Design. The competition gets a little hair-raising as Jeff and Amy transform an antique dress-form into a one-of-a-kind 'wine babe.' Meanwhile, Dina and Shanna reinvent a worn-out wooden cabinet into their own version of a modern wine bar. Will Amy's big blonde hair be her team's secret weapon? We'll find out when it comes time to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. The team makes the most profit on their projects wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Passionate Pickers Go Up Against Fashionable Flippers

Passionate pickers Melody and Patty are putting their flipping skills to the test against fashionable friends, Dana and Jarmaz. First stop is the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market where the teams have $500 and one hour to find the best bargains they can. Their Flip List includes: Great Pieces, Mod Makeover, and Pairs Of Chairs. Next, it's time to get fixing in the workshop. Melody and Patty reimagine an antique headboard into a classic bench. But Dana and Jarmaz run into serious trouble when they try to reupholster their weather-beaten banquette and they find way more then they bargained for.

Sunday
Aug 27
9am | 8c

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