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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 13

Seeing Orange

Style savvy Chris and JJ battle it out with fashionable besties Jessica and Melissa. Both teams will hustle through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut with $500 to spend on design projects that feature Industrial design, Art Deco, and Fabric. But controversy arises in the workshop when both teams choose the same color orange to paint their projects, but will the color orange create some green at New York's Long Island City Flea? The team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Nov 30
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 4

Sparks are Flying!

Experienced pickers Heshy and Michael go toe-to-toe with fashionable friends Holly and Carlyle, as each team gets $500 to find, fix, and flip pieces they'll buy at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Projects they'll be shopping for include Durable Design, Elements of Glass, and a nostalgia project. After haggling for some hidden gems, the teams head into the workshop, where Heshy and Michael create a steampunk-inspired piece which impresses some, but sparks fly when their competitors say it looks like an electric chair! Ultimately, shoppers at New York City's Antiques Garage will decide the teams' fate, since the ones that makes the biggest profit off their transformed pieces takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Dec 18
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

A Chandelier made of a Metal Orb Against a Sink Transformed into a Mini Bar

This episode of Flea Market Flip features sisters Lisa and Katie who grew up being dragged by their mother to flea markets and tag sales. They are taking on fabulous friends and stylists with fabulous taste, Nissa and Anson. Each team gets a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip projects from items purchased at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market. Both teams are only given one hour to shop for design projects that involve creating lighting fixtures, refurbishing upholstered pieces, and reimagining objects to give them a new purpose. After discovering some diamonds in the rough at the flea market, both teams put their design-savvy skills to the test, and get to work transforming and refurbishing their finds, in the hopes of turning a huge profit at New York's coolest flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that makes the most selling their fixed up finds takes home a $5,000 prize. Hosted by Designer/Flea Marketer and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jan 16
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Heads or Tails?

Fashionable friends with similar tastes, who even share their first name, Laura, go up against fun-loving friends Dianne and Clyde. Each team is handed $500 and given only an hour to find pieces at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, that they'll fix-up and flip. Their Flip List includes Hollywood Regency, as well as Upholstery and Mash-up projects. After hustling through the flea market, both teams hit the workshop to transform their pieces. Relying on chance, team Laura often flips a coin to decide their next move. The teams will then take their transformed pieces to sell at New York City's Green Flea, and the team that makes the biggest profit takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market enthusiast and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Jan 29
11am | 10c
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?

Saturday
Jul 11
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 1

Flea Market Flip: Flipping Happy Hour

Fashionable upcyclers, Jenn and Julissa, face off against drinking buddies, TomTom and Gina. The journey starts as the teams get to work, hunting down deals at Stormville Airport Flea Market and Antique Show in Upstate New York. Each team has $500 and one hour to purchase flea market finds on the Flip List: Stripping Beauty, A Texture Project, and Compact Design. Tempers start to flare in the workshop, when Gina torches a corner cabinet to create an aged finish and Jenn and Julissa's ottoman needs major rebuilding. Will the teams get their projects done in time for Happy Hour… We'll find out when the teams head to Long Island City Flea & Food where the team that makes the most profit will win $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jul 17
9am | 8c
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.

Saturday
Dec 12
7am | 6c
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
Dec 27
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Sep 3
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 1

Rockers vs. Besties

Married rockers Nic and Carla turn it up to 11 when they take on bargain-hunting best buds Adam and Wade. The face-off begins as the teams race through the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects on their Flip List: Radical Reimagine, Fabric Remix and Geometric Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Will they make enough profit at Long Island City Flea to win the $5,000?

Saturday
Sep 3
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 1

Flea Market Flip: Flipping Happy Hour

Fashionable upcyclers, Jenn and Julissa, face off against drinking buddies, TomTom and Gina. The journey starts as the teams get to work, hunting down deals at Stormville Airport Flea Market and Antique Show in Upstate New York. Each team has $500 and one hour to purchase flea market finds on the Flip List: Stripping Beauty, A Texture Project, and Compact Design. Tempers start to flare in the workshop, when Gina torches a corner cabinet to create an aged finish and Jenn and Julissa's ottoman needs major rebuilding. Will the teams get their projects done in time for Happy Hour… We'll find out when the teams head to Long Island City Flea & Food where the team that makes the most profit will win $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jan 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Team USA Vs Team Canada: Bring Your Eh Game

Canadian craftsmen, Austin and Moh are bringing their eh game against style-savvy American couple Lauren and Scott. The teams meet for the first time at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 to transform their flea market finds into Elegant industrial, Art Deco, and Textile Projects. Their countries might share a border, but can the two teams share the workshop peacefully? We shall see. They have just one day to finish their projects before selling them at the Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, where the team that makes the biggest profit takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Feb 12
10:30am | 9:30c
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 6, Episode 8

Kids vs. Parents

In a first for Flea Market Flip, proud parents Mike and Mary take on their own daughters Erin and Julia. It's time to put the flip before family as the teams race down the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in hand and just one hour to shop, the teams search for items from our Flip List of projects: Pop-a-Color, Sleek Storage, and Heirloom Overhaul. Next it's on to the Workshop, where the teams have just one day for their transformations. The stakes are high because whichever team makes the most profit will take home $5,000.

Friday
May 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

The Vignette Flip

Confident Kendra and Erin plan to flip the script on Brooklyn artists Mikal and Nathan. The teams hit the ground running at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Each team gets $500 and and just one hour to complete our vignette challenge: they must find and transform three items that will complement one room. The team whose vignette makes more profit at Long Island City Flea will take away $5,000.

Friday
May 26
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
May 26
8:30am | 7:30c
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
May 26
9am | 8c
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
May 26
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.

Friday
May 26
10am | 9c
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
May 26
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 9

For Better or For Worse

It's a domestic showdown as confident husbands Jason and Graham take on their competitive wives Jennifer and Melanie. The hunt begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from our Flip List: His and Hers, Industrial Chic and Contrast Design. Next, it's time to transform their items in the workshop where the husbands work with pieces like a copper bucket, while the wives flip items like a marquee sign. Team Husband and Team Wife hope buyers at New York City's Green Flea side with them, because whoever makes the most profit goes home with $5,000 and proof that they are "the better half".

Friday
May 26
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 10

Flip Like Your Mama

Flipping mother-son duo Jill and Mark go head-to-head against one of her high school buddies and her son, Lee and Max. The battle begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Heirloom Upgrade, Small Space Design and Modern Moroccan. Next, it's time to transform their finds at the workshop in just one day. Jill and Mark work with items like metal lampshade frames, while Lee and Max set out to transform pieces like a wooden sugar mold. The mother-son adventure continues at Grand Bazaar NYC, where the teams hope to reel in as much money as they can for their transformed pieces, and whoever makes the biggest profit walks away with $5,000.

Friday
May 26
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Jun 4
7am | 6c
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
Jun 4
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
Jun 4
8am | 7c
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
Jun 4
8:30am | 7:30c

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