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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 2

Urban Upcyclers vs. Creative Best Friends

This episode of Flea Market Flip features urban upcyclers Tyagi and Jane going head-to-head with creative best friends Anne and Jenny. Each team gets a $500 budget to find, fix-up and flip projects from items purchased at Connecticut's Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market. The teams will have only one hour to shop for design projects that feature mixing and matching items to make something new, creating tribute pieces, and a "wild card" project - where anything goes. After haggling for bargains at the flea market, both teams get to work transforming their finds, in the hopes of outselling their competitors at New York's hip flea market, Brooklyn Flea. The team that outsells their competition goes home with $5,000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Nov 7
8am | 7c
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
Feb 22
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Flea Market Flip

Flea Markets are gold mines for interior designers and do-it-yourselfers! All you need is a little cash, a good eye, and imagination. Flea Market Flip puts two teams to the test--challenging them to find diamonds in the rough to rescue, recycle, and re-invent into decorating gems and resold for a profit. Hosted by Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer, a flea market fanatic, the teams are given 500 dollars and a limited time to hunt for pieces with potential and haggle for the lowest prices. Once purchased they'll head to the workshop to rebuild, refurbish or completely re-invent their finds, in hopes of creating treasures that will bring them a bigger profit. Then it's off to the next flea market, where the buyers are now sellers, trying to flip their finds in this winner take all competition. Whichever team makes more money with their re-imagined design pieces wins a cash prize.

Friday
May 1
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.

Thursday
Nov 19
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Feb 28
9am | 8c
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
Mar 13
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 19
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 7

Battle of the Dining Sets

Competitive friends, Jake and Karen are throwing down against crafty couple, Nick and Angela. The teams start their search for flea market finds at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 and just one hour to find three items from the Flip List: Time to Dine, Vintage Modern, and Re-imagine. Next, it's time for the teams to head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces before trying to sell at New York's Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Will they be able to serve up their dining sets to New York shoppers or will customers try to dine and dash? Whichever team makes the most profit takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Friday
May 13
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

The Moose Is Loose!

Junkologists Scoop and Moose take on flea market-obsessed besties Sarah and Regina, as each team is given $500 to find, fix-up and flip items purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams shop for design projects that feature Double Duty, as well as Mirrored and Retro pieces. Then both teams get busy at the workshop transforming their finds, while unexpectedly becoming fast friends. Next stop is New York City's Antiques Garage, where the teams must look past their newfound friendship as they try to sell their reimagined pieces, because the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market maven and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Friday
Aug 19
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.

Friday
Sep 9
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 7

Battle of the Dining Sets

Competitive friends, Jake and Karen are throwing down against crafty couple, Nick and Angela. The teams start their search for flea market finds at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 and just one hour to find three items from the Flip List: Time to Dine, Vintage Modern, and Re-imagine. Next, it's time for the teams to head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces before trying to sell at New York's Astoria Flea Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Will they be able to serve up their dining sets to New York shoppers or will customers try to dine and dash? Whichever team makes the most profit takes home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Sep 18
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Nov 13
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Battle of the Boroughs

It's a battle of the boroughs when Manhattan ladies Tracey and Catherine get their nails out against Brooklyn builders Bryan and Hank. The teams throw down at the 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: Bachelor Pad, a Prototype Project, and Rehab Design. With projects in hand and ideas flowing, the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Both teams know that whoever makes the most profit will win this subway series and take home $5,000.

Sunday
Jan 15
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 10

Flipping Bingo

Pat and Lisa are fierce friends who are ready to take on creative couple Russell and Marc. The game begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have a $500 budget and only one hour to shop. They hunt for unique pieces to transform into three projects from the Flip List: Hip to be Square, Mixed Mediums, and Inspired-by-Design. It's all fun and games as the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Whichever team makes the most profit walks away with $5,000.

Saturday
Feb 25
7am | 6c
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.

Saturday
Feb 25
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Feb 25
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 12

Battle for the Jersey Shore

It's a battle for the Shore as design-savvy Jersey girls, Leigh and Lisa, bring out the big guns against competitive craftsmen, Brian and Eric. 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 our Vignette Challenge from the Flip List. Each team must find three items that can fit together in one room. Next, the teams bring their flipping plans to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their items. Leigh and Lisa are confident they can furnish a living room with their vignette pieces. They get to work updating a pair of modern chairs in need of a facelift, bring a bar back to life, and transform an industrial mixing bowl into a coffee table. Brian and Eric plan to fire up a stylish living room with their pieces. They'll use their flea market finds to create a custom coffee table, a side table with attached lamp, and an adjustable tv console.

Saturday
Feb 25
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Saturday
Feb 25
9am | 8c
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 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?

Saturday
Feb 25
10am | 9c
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?

Saturday
Feb 25
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Saturday
Feb 25
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Feb 25
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Feb 25
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 14

Take a Seat at the Piano Bar

Designing buddies Isaac and Stephen take on competitive flippers Crystal and Jennifer. The search for flea market gems begins at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where the teams have $500 and just one hour to shop. They must find items from our Flip List, which includes Contrasting Design, Rewrapped Design, and a 'Mad Mod' project. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their finds. In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Saturday
Feb 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Mar 3
7:30am | 6:30c

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