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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 2, Episode 6

Holy Cow Table!

Designers and friends Ingrid and Candace take on the creative husband-wife team of Ed and Lisa. Each team gets $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Given only one hour to hunted down and haggle for the projects on their Flip List: Good Bones, World Design and Mix & Match. Both teams then get to work transforming their finds in the hopes of making huge profits at NYC's Antiques Garage. One team embraces a whimsical cow print fabric which is a risky choice. Will it make them a whole lot of moo'la? We'll see! Hosted by Designer/Flea Market fanatic and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Oct 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Flipping and Flirting

Two sets of roommates face off in this battle of the sexes challenge. Antique collectors Ron and Zach take on besties Vanessa and Lindsey. The cocky and confident guys think they've got it all over the girls and flirtatious antics ensue at New York's Stormville Airport Flea Market as the teams search for their Flip List projects: Retro Design, Light and Dark Project, and Create a Pair. One team is sure their vintage barbershop stand is their ace in the hole, but will they take a haircut at New York City's Antiques Garage? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market enthusiast and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Oct 10
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 11

Turn Up the Radio!

Neighbors Frank and Patrick take on stylish husband wife team of Marc and Tiffany. Each team has a $500 budget, and only one hour to shop at Southern California's Long Beach Antique Market. Their Flip List projects include Chic Storage, Mirror Project and Light & Dark Design. After hustling through the flea market, both teams must transform their pieces, which include a vintage console radio, in an effort to rake in the big bucks. The team with the biggest profit on their re-imagined pieces wins $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market devotee and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Thursday
Jan 29
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Feb 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

The Battle of the Green Chaise

Great friends Renita and Charmaine take on sweethearts John Paul and Ashleigh. Each team is given a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at New York's Stormville Airport Flea Market. Given only one hour to find their items, the teams must shop for design projects that feature elements of glass, dining and wild card. After discovering some hidden gems, including a coveted chaise lounge, the teams get to work transforming their finds in the hopes of raking in big profits at New York's Brooklyn Flea. The team that makes the most net profit goes home $5,000 richer. For one team, it's a big risk, the chaise lounge will either pay off big or fall flat. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Mar 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Battle of the Roomies

Two sets of roommates go head-to-head. Great friends Travis and Sydney take on the spunky duo of Gina and Lindsey. The fun starts when each team gets a $500 budget and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at the grand daddy of west coast flea markets… The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California. The teams waste no time, searching the flea for their projects: Seating, Fixer-Upper and Mix & Match. Once the shopping's over, the teams get busy transforming their finds in the workshop, in the hopes of scoring big profits at Hollywood's Melrose Trading Post. The team that makes the most profit takes home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market guru and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Nov 1
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

It's a flipping battle between the Empire state and the Garden state.

Team New Jersey, Carolyn and Robert go head-to-head with Team New York, Amanda and Susan. The flipping begins when the teams get $500 and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams waste no time searching for projects from their Flip List: Seating Assignment, Rustic To Refined, and Salvage Design. Next, they head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Upcycling pros, Amanda and Susan transform an architectural corbel into an elegant bench while married pickers, Carolyn and Robert, turn a motorcycle wheel into an industrial chandelier. Each team hopes to turn their projects into big profits at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. Will the home turf advantage help Amanda and Susan win, or will Carolyn and Robert make the most profit and take the $5000 back to New Jersey? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jan 15
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 9

Mother-Daughter Showdown

The fur flies when our mother/daughter duos - Aphrodite and Bethany take on Kelly and Noelle. With $500 and only one hour to shop at the one and only Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, the teams must find items on their Flip List – Fabric Project, World Design and Reimagine. After drumming up some bargains both teams work side-by-side in the workshop to transform their finds. Next, it' time to sell, hopefully for big bucks, at the Hollywood's Melrose Trading Post. The ladies that make the biggest profit take home $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market devotee and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jan 29
8am | 7c
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.

Friday
Feb 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Stylish Sisters Vs. Math Misters: Team Fashion Vs. Team Function

Stylish sisters Gail and Patricia are looking to best expert craftsmen, Devin and Tom. The teams start their search for bargains at Elephants Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Armed with $500 each, they have just one hour to rustle up design projects from the Flip List that includes Twisted Traditional, Geometric Design, and Mix-and-Match. The gloves come off in the workshop as both teams transform their flea market finds. Devin and Tom bring their geometric-inspired skills to the next level when they make an icosahedron (20-sided) lamp – but will the customers at New York's Long Island City Flea appreciate their finely tuned skills? Whichever team makes the most profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Feb 21
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 12

The Balloon of Doom

Sassy best friends April and Jenn battle it out with married couple Mark and Veronica. Each team gets $500 and only one hour to shop at Southern California's Long Beach Antique Market for pieces to fix-up and flip. Their Flip List projects include: Lighting, Double-Duty and Inspirational Design. After landing some deals at the flea market, both teams get to work, in the hopes of bringing their big ideas to life. Things don't go entirely as planned for one team whose plans include some doilies and papier-mâché! Will their setback set them back when it comes time to sell? Hopefully not, because the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Apr 29
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
May 13
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.

Saturday
Oct 1
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 6

The Flipping Unicorn

Magic is in the air as design duo Cherise and Kim go head-to-head against creative craftsmen Joe and Andrew. The competition starts when the teams get $500 and one hour to find buried treasures to transform at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They race to find projects from the Flip List: a Wabi-Sabi project, a Workspace project, and Pattern Play. The teams fight for the win, because whoever makes the bigger profit will take home $5,000.

Monday
Jun 26
8am | 7c
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.

Monday
Jun 26
8:30am | 7:30c
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?

Monday
Jun 26
9am | 8c
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?

Monday
Jun 26
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hold Onto Your Hat & Keep a Lid On It!

Eclectic friends, Eddie and Rodney go up against Brandon and Sam, a couple who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty to find a bargain. The two teams head to Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they each have $500 to spend on three projects (Flip List): Occasional Seating, Hollywood Regency style, and Hip to be Square. Both teams bring their best designs and skills into the workshop, until Sam gets more involved with painting their projects than she bargained for. With their transformations complete, it's up to the buyers at Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios to decide which team will make the biggest profit and go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
Jun 30
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 30
9am | 8c
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 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.

Friday
Jun 30
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 4

The Flea Market Blues

Sassy shoppers Candy and Courtney are fired up to compete against harmonica-wielding duo Joe and Bob. The competition hits a high note as these teams race down the aisles of Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. They'll have $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Twisted Traditional, a Workspace Project and One-of-a-Kind Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have just one day to flip their projects into pitch-perfect pieces. From Joe and Bob's boomerang table turned bistro set to Courtney and Candy's retro radio cabinet turned glam bar, which team's pieces will be in harmony with buyers when it's time to sell at Long Island City Flea? Whichever team makes the most profit will drive home with $5,000 and the loser will be left to sing the blues.

Friday
Jun 30
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

Zen and The Art of Flipping

Stylish sisters Cristal and Monique compete against experienced flippers Susan and Ericka to complete three unique projects from the Flip List. The competition starts when teams are given one hour to shop at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, MA, and intensifies in the workshop where they have one day to flip their items into pieces that represent Rags to Riches, Simply Zen and Unconventional Dining. They finish by selling their completed pieces at Grand Bazaar NYC, but which team will walk away with the most profit?

Friday
Jun 30
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 3

The Battle of the Islanders

Caribbean amigos Gabriel and Marco face off against Long Island artists Karen and Jennifer. The competition heats up as the teams search for treasures at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. Each team gets $500 and just one hour to find three projects from our Flip List: Convertible Design, Rewrapped and Ombre Design. Back at the workshop, Gabriel and Marco get the fiesta started as they deconstruct a vanity into a pair of bright nightstands, and Karen and Jennifer transform a dated TV cabinet into a chic bar. The team that makes the most profit at the flea market will take home the $5,000 prize.

Friday
Jun 30
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 11

Flea Market Flip: Head-to-Head Flip

Flipping cousins, Brandon and Laurie, go toe-to-toe against engaged DIYers, Kim and Tim. Ready with $500 each and just one hour to shop, the teams make their way down the lanes of Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. They need to find three items to transform from our Flip List: Convertible Design, Industrial Chic, and Symmetrical Design. The rivalry continues into the workshop where the teams have just one day to flip their pieces. Sweethearts, Kim and Tim, put in some elbow grease to transform an industrial shelving unit into a bar cart, convert a metal card catalogue into a unique coffee table, and give a wooden bench a stylish upgrade. Cousins Brandon and Laurie put their skills to the test as they upcycle a metal pot rack into an industrial coffee table, convert a vintage wooden toolbox into a bar, and turn old filing cabinets into a pair of multi-functional ottomans.

Sunday
Jul 16
7am | 6c

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