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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 5

Best Flipping Friends Take On Flipping Fellas

Sassy friends, Katie and Jennifer go up against best buds, Scotty and Eddie. With $500 to spend at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York, each team has just one hour to find to the best deals on design projects from the Flip List that are Funk-tional, Steel-ing Beauty, and a Tribute Piece. The flipping gets personal when Jennifer reveals the emotional story behind her Tribute Piece. Will Scotty and Eddie be able to compete with Jennifer and Katie's transformations? The guys hope their pieces will connect with customers at New York's GreenFlea, because the team with the bigger profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Dec 18
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 2

Bustin' Up and Bustin' Out

Brooklyn buddies Anthony and Jack go up against cute and crafty lovebirds Cole and Kelly. Both teams get one hour and a $500 budget to race through the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts to shop for design projects that feature chic storage, busted design, and a dining project. The teams then head into the workshop to bust out their pieces, while busting each other's chops. In the end, they'll take their reimagined finds to New York City's Antiques Garage, where the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Dec 28
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Dec 28
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 14

Full-Contact Flipping

Kim, a professional female football player and her best friend Leslie share a love for flea markets. They'll take on designing dudes Ron and Peter. Each team is given $500 and only an hour to shop at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for worn-out pieces to fix-up and flip. Their projects include Unexpected Seating, Vintage Modern, and a Paper project. After scoring some great deals at the flea market, both teams get their hands dirty the workshop, in the hopes of bringing their big ideas to life. Then the teams will hit the field once again, as they head to sell at New York's Long Island City Flea. When the clock expires the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Dec 28
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Sunday
Mar 8
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 12
11am | 10c
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
May 10
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 14

Full-Contact Flipping

Kim, a professional female football player and her best friend Leslie share a love for flea markets. They'll take on designing dudes Ron and Peter. Each team is given $500 and only an hour to shop at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for worn-out pieces to fix-up and flip. Their projects include Unexpected Seating, Vintage Modern, and a Paper project. After scoring some great deals at the flea market, both teams get their hands dirty the workshop, in the hopes of bringing their big ideas to life. Then the teams will hit the field once again, as they head to sell at New York's Long Island City Flea. When the clock expires the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Dec 18
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Jan 31
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 10

Young Hipsters vs. Old School Design

Hip newlyweds Rachel and Blair take on besties Jyl and Michael. Each team gets $500 cash and one hour to shop at the world famous Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, that they'll fix-up and flip. After haggling for some hidden gems both teams hit the workshop to transform their pieces, in the hopes of raking in big profits at Hollywood's Melrose Trading Post. There, they'll battle for customers and the team that makes the biggest profit takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Feb 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Gypsies vs. Gents

Self-proclaimed design gypsies Ed and Terina plan to put their artistic skills to the test against DIY pros Gary and Jack. The teams have $500 to spend on the hunt through aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have just one hour to find three projects from our Flip List: Polished Industrial, Ombre Design, and Boho Modern. Each team hopes their flips will sell for big bucks at Long Island City Flea, because whoever makes the most money goes home with $5,000.

Saturday
Sep 3
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Ready For Take-Off!

Eclectic artists Chandi and Kim spar with former Wall Streeters Katie and Pels. With visions of winning $5,000, the teams hustle through the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut searching for items they can use for creating Lighting, a Double Duty piece, and a Retro-Futuristic Steampunk project. One team hopes their idea of transforming parts of an airplane into a design piece will take flight, but will they crash and burn on sale day at New York's Long Island City Flea? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Nov 4
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Brothers vs. Sisters

This flip is all about family, as brash brothers Bradley and Ryan face off against fearless flipping sisters Sam and Shimmy. The family feud begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With just one hour to shop and $500 on hand, the teams hunt for projects from our Flip List: House Party Project, Reclaimed Modern, and a Sets and Pairs Project. From there, it's off to the workshop, where the teams have one day to transform their pieces into profitable items. The family that makes the most profit will go home with $5,000.

Saturday
Nov 26
10:30am | 9:30c
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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