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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 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.

Friday
May 1
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.

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 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
Nov 29
8am | 7c
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
7am | 6c
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.

Thursday
Mar 24
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 13

Wives vs. Husbands

Angie and Melissa go head-to-head against their very own husbands John and Rich. The battle for bragging rights begins at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Each team has a budget of $500 and one hour to find the items from the Flip List: Style Merge, a Textile Project, and Upcycled Salvage. Whoever makes the most takes home $5,000 and infinite bragging rights.

Saturday
Sep 3
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Friday
Nov 11
9:30am | 8:30c
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
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.

Friday
Dec 16
9am | 8c
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.

Thursday
Jul 6
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

The 50/50 Flip

A duo of dating designers goes up against a creative couple in a furniture flip for $5,000. The feud kicks off at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, and winds down at New York's Long Island City Flea.

Friday
Jul 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Seasoned Pickers take on Rookie Flippers

Sassy friends Shanae and Sarah are all dressed up and ready to flip. They're up against seasoned, married pickers, Gina and Mark. The teams meet for the first time at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts where they have $500 to hunt down forgotten treasures and transform three design projects from their Flip List: Restoration Remix, Entertainment Project, and Eclectic Design. Mark and Gina know that experience counts, when it comes to finding timeworn treasures, but Shanae and Sarah are confident being young and on trend will win out. With their items in hand, the teams head to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their pieces before selling them at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. When it comes to connecting with customers, Gina and Mark may have the know-how, but Shanae and Sarah have the confidence and style. Who will have the advantage? Whichever team flips their items for the biggest profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 13
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 24
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 24
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 13

Nothing But Net Profit

Two college buddies are ready to throw down against a duo of fired-up best friends known as the Workshop Warriors to see who can create the most profitable flip. The teams take their flea market finds to the workshop inspired by their three assignments -- Geometric Design, Less is More and Rehab Design. The results of their hard work include an elegant console made from a vintage wooden toolbox and a mail sorter reimagined as a storage bench. The creations are stellar, but which team will make the most profit and go home with the prize?

Tuesday
Oct 24
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 14

Table Flippers

A newlywed flipping team takes on a pair of artistic friends in a battle for flea market supremacy. The journey begins at the market where the teams shop for items to help them complete three projects -- Compact Design, East Meets West and Metal Works. After hitting the workshop, the newlyweds emerge with innovative designs including a coffee table made by combining a washbasin with an iron gear and a glass door reimagined as a coffee table. The artists counter the efforts of their opponents with an upcycled rustic metal wheel and an Asian-inspired table made from a window. Which team will take home the prize?

Tuesday
Oct 24
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 29
7am | 6c
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 29
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 29
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Oct 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 7

Youth Vs. Experience

Sunday
Oct 29
9am | 8c
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?

Sunday
Oct 29
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Oct 29
10am | 9c
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
Oct 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 7

Fired Up Tiny Tornadoes

A pair of flipping firemen are ready to take down a fiery duo known as the "Tiny Tornadoes" in a competition to see whose flipping skills rake in the most profit. The teams must get creative with their flea market finds after receiving assignments in Contrast Design, Chic Storage and a Metallics Project. After a day of working, the teams emerge with fantastic products including a balcony bar made from a metal washtub and a chic shelving set made from a wooden ladder. The heat is on when they present their items at market but only one team will come out on top and take the prize.

Sunday
Oct 29
11am | 10c

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