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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 1, Episode 8

Barbwire Lights, Mailbox Coffee Table, and a Brooklyn Painting vs. a Stove, a Map, and a Phonograph

This episode of Flea Market Flip features New Yorkers Larry and Ivan, two brash buddies who love to build, as they go up against Amy and Janel, who are two friends that have a keen eye for design. Each team gets $500 to spend at Connecticut's Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market on items to fix-up and flip. The teams only have one hour to shop for design projects that involve combining form and function, creating an original piece of art, and fashioning a durable design piece that can withstand the test of time. After finding their at the flea market, both teams get to work on transforming their finds, in the hopes of outselling the other team at New York's hippest flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that makes the most selling their refurbished and reimagined pieces takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
May 1
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Aug 9
11am | 10c
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
Sep 20
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.

Friday
Jan 15
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Mar 13
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.

Saturday
Apr 16
7:30am | 6:30c
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 3, Episode 12

Hooked on Flipping

Fashion bloggers Helene and Amy hope their stylish eyes can translate into big bucks, as they test their skills against experienced flippers Nicole and Luke. Both teams are given $500 and one hour to race down the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams are tackling 3 design projects that feature creating pieces involving Paper, as well as Inspired By and Rustic to Refined projects. One team attempts to create a lighting fixture out of antique roofing hooks, but will it hook them up with big profits? 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 Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Aug 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Bringing the Bling!

Flashy upcyclers Darren and Stephan go to battle with stylish siblings Rose and Sophie. Each pair gets $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Given only one hour to hunt and haggle for some bargains, the teams shop for design projects featuring Lighting, Inspired by Nature, and a "Twisted Traditional" assignment. Darren and Stephan bring their own brand of bling into the workshop, where things don't go exactly as planned, but will that help or hurt them when the teams head to New York City's Green Flea to sell their refurb'd pieces? In the end, the team that makes the biggest profit... Wins $5000! Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 28
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Sep 23
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 16
11am | 10c
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
Dec 11
7am | 6c
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
Dec 11
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Dec 11
8am | 7c
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 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Battle of the British Empire - Brits vs. Kiwis.

It's a British Invasion on Flea Market Flip. English couple, Tony and Suzanne are throwing down for the Flipping crown against Team New Zealand, Andrew and Kelly. The battle begins at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. Each team has a budget of $500 and one hour to find the items from their Flip List: World Design, Reclaimed Modern, and Mash Up Design. There's no time for tea, as the teams take their flea market finds into the workshop where they have just one day to complete their transformations. Tony and Suzanne keep calm and carry on as they restore a vintage radio while Andrew and Kelly give their dining set some Kiwi flair by adding traditional Maori accents. It will all come down to the 'bloody profit' when the teams sell their rehabbed projects at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. The team that makes the most profit will take home $5000 and the Flipping Crown. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Royalty and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Dec 11
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Dec 11
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Dec 11
10am | 9c
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
Dec 11
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 7

Youth Vs. Experience

Sunday
Dec 11
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 8

Daughters to Flip For

Experienced mother-daughter team, Lisa and Nicole, face off against father-daughter duo Gillian and Lewis. It's time to flip for the family as the teams race down the aisles of 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: Contrast Design, Turn Table Project, and Deconstruct Reconstruct. Next, it's on to the Workshop where the family teams have just one day for their transformations. Lewis and Gillian turn a battered dresser into chic seating, transform rustic windows into a coffee table, and use a barrel and chairs to create a stylish bistro set. Meanwhile, Lisa and Nicole add a personal collection of love letters to update a pair of side tables, give a storage cabinet a modern update, and add a burst of color to a metal locker.

Sunday
Dec 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

New moms vs. Rhinestone Cowboys

Confident couple, Thomas and Douglas, is going to battle against a pair of fearless new moms, Jennifer and Ashley. The teams duke it out at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. There they have $500 and one hour to shop for items from our Flip List: Unconventional Seating, Minimalist Design, and Drab to Fab. Next, it's time to transform their items in the workshop. Jennifer and Ashley hope to create three awesome projects as they update a pair of mid-century nightstands, use rustic wooden clamps to create unique seating, and transform an industrial table base into a functional kitchen island. Thomas and Douglas bring the sparkle as they add rhinestones and cowhide upholstery to a pair of vintage chairs, fuse two tables into a fashionable bench, and combine metal frames and a tabletop into a minimalist coffee table.

Sunday
Dec 11
12pm | 11c
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Sunday
Dec 11
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 16
7:30am | 6:30c

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