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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.

Saturday
Jun 6
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
Jun 6
8am | 7c
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 27
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Feb 12
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 11
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Nov 11
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.

Friday
Dec 2
10:30am | 9:30c
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. Lara Spencer gives each team a budget of $500 and one hour to find the items from their Flip List: World Design, Reclaimed Modern and Mashup Design. 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 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.

Sunday
Dec 11
9am | 8c
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
Mar 26
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 5

Battle of the Broadway Stars

It's the battle of Broadway as four renowned musical performers hit the ground running at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have one hour and $500 to find three projects from the Flip List. With their purchases from the flea market in hand, the teams two-step their way to the Workshop where they have one day to transform their finds into three items that reflect a Period Piece, Spotlight on Design and Improvised Design. Next, the teams head off-Broadway to New York City's Green Flea, where they will set the stage to sell their reimagined pieces. Before the final curtain falls, both teams hope to bring in the big bucks, because the team that makes the most profit wins Broadway bragging rights and gets $5,000 donated in their names to Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids.

Sunday
Apr 16
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 1

Mama Knows Chairs

Fierce mother and son team, Angie and Dane, square off against competitive mother and daughter, Karen and Adar. The teams storm the aisles of the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York with $500 in their pockets and one hour to find items on the Flip List: Mod Makeover, Small Space Living and Wabi Sabi. The two teams show off their flipping skills in the workshop transforming everything from ironing boards into a one-of-a-kind bar to industrial sifters into end tables. The teams head to New York's Long Island City Flea to battle it out for customers, because whichever mother-child team rakes in the most cash takes home $5000.

Sunday
Sep 10
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 28
11am | 10c
Season 10, Episode 1

Straight Outta Boston

A pair of stylish ladies from Boston take on a team of competitive upcyclers for $5,000. The teams fight it out at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, and at New York's Long Island City Flea.

Sunday
Dec 10
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.

Wednesday
Apr 25
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 5

Battle of the Broadway Stars

It's the battle of Broadway as four renowned musical performers hit the ground running at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have one hour and $500 to find three projects from the Flip List. With their purchases from the flea market in hand, the teams two-step their way to the Workshop where they have one day to transform their finds into three items that reflect a Period Piece, Spotlight on Design and Improvised Design. Next, the teams head off-Broadway to New York City's Green Flea, where they will set the stage to sell their reimagined pieces. Before the final curtain falls, both teams hope to bring in the big bucks, because the team that makes the most profit wins Broadway bragging rights and gets $5,000 donated in their names to Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids.

Wednesday
Apr 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Rainy Day Flipping

Rain won't slow down confident husband-and-wife team, Adrienne and Anthony, as they take on father-daughter duo, Jeff and Alex. The teams are armed with umbrellas, $500, and only one hour to take Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, by storm. They race to find projects from the Flip List, then head into the workshop where they have one day to complete their transformations. Jeff and Alex plan to transform a wooden card catalogue into a side table, while Adrienne and Anthony put the pedal to the metal as they repurpose motorcycle fenders into a new coffee table. Both teams hope their transformed items connect with buyers at Long Island City Flea, because whoever makes the most profit takes home $5000.

Wednesday
Apr 25
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 7

Everyone's a Twinner!

Identical twins Kathleen and Casey are 'in it to twin it' as they go up against brothers-in-law Alec and Ante. The feud between the teams kicks off at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. With just $500 and one hour to shop, the teams hunt for projects from the Flip List, then it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Kathleen and Casey plan to double their fun by giving a vanity table a stylish upgrade, while Alec and Ante plan to bring some industrial light fixtures back to life. When it's all said and done, it's time to put their projects to the test with buyers at Long Island City Flea. The teams hope their customers aren't seeing double, because whoever makes the most profit goes home with $5000.

Wednesday
Apr 25
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 8

Kings vs. Queens

Brothers Jay and Andrew, who call themselves 'The Kings of Winning,' plan to reign over roomies and self-proclaimed 'Queens of Winning,' Ashley and Larissa. The battle begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find treasures to complete the Vignette Challenge. With their purchases in hand, the teams have one day to give their pieces the royal treatment in the workshop. Jay and Andrew hope to reign supreme with their Rustic Industrial Vignette pieces, while Ashley and Larissa think they'll claim the flipping throne with their Boho Chic line-up. The teams put their Vignettes to the test at New York's Long Island City Flea, where the stakes are high, because whichever team makes the most profit takes home $5,000 and the flipping crown.

Wednesday
Apr 25
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 9

For Better or For Worse

It's a domestic showdown as confident husbands Jason and Graham take on their competitive wives Jennifer and Melanie. The hunt begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from our Flip List: His and Hers, Industrial Chic and Contrast Design. Next, it's time to transform their items in the workshop where the husbands work with pieces like a copper bucket, while the wives flip items like a marquee sign. Team Husband and Team Wife hope buyers at New York City's Green Flea side with them, because whoever makes the most profit goes home with $5,000 and proof that they are "the better half".

Wednesday
Apr 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Flip Like Your Mama

Flipping mother-son duo Jill and Mark go head-to-head against one of her high school buddies and her son, Lee and Max. The battle begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Heirloom Upgrade, Small Space Design and Modern Moroccan. Next, it's time to transform their finds at the workshop in just one day. Jill and Mark work with items like metal lampshade frames, while Lee and Max set out to transform pieces like a wooden sugar mold. The mother-son adventure continues at Grand Bazaar NYC, where the teams hope to reel in as much money as they can for their transformed pieces, and whoever makes the biggest profit walks away with $5,000.

Wednesday
Apr 25
11am | 10c
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?

Wednesday
Apr 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

How Handy is Mandi?

"Handy Mandi" and her Aunt Sandy are ready to take on Tyson and Heather, a flipping couple with a military background, in the ultimate flea market battle. The teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from the Flip List, which includes Smart Design and Vintage Remix. In the workshop, Mandi and Sandy want to convert a 1950s television set into a bar and combine barstools with a mirror to create a vanity. Meanwhile, Tyson and Heather turn a pair of crates into a wine bar and use a wooden box and a chair to create a desk. Each team hopes to flip their projects for big profits at the flea market to claim the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Apr 29
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 6

Ugly Ducklings Into Swans

A couple of spicy sisters are ready to throw down against a pair of married flippers for a chance to win $5,000. The battle begins when each team is given $500 and one hour to shop at a flea market for items from the Flip List including Art Deco, Drab to Fab and 2-for-1 Design. The unique creations include a mechanic's cabinet transformed into a multi-functional piece for the home and a Navy footlocker turned into a lift-top coffee table. The two teams then present their items at New York's Long Island City Flea and whoever makes the most profit goes home with the prize.

Sunday
Apr 29
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 8

Lara Gets Flipping!

Future in-laws take on a self-proclaimed odd couple in a furniture-flipping contest for $5,000. The flip debuts a new challenge in which Lara gets to choose a piece for each team to buy and reinvent in their own style.

Sunday
Apr 29
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 12

Flips Like Sugar and Honey

A couple known as "Blonde Sugar and Honey" takes on a pair of engaged furniture flippers for a shot at $5,000. The teams look for diamonds in the rough at the Stormville Airport Antique Show, then roll out their fixed-up finds at Long Island City Flea.

Sunday
Apr 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 13

Bundle Up for Stormy Weather!

Married upcyclers take on cousins from Brooklyn in the ultimate flea market battle for a chance to win $5,000. Each team is given $500 to shop for items to transform in three categories including a Centerpiece project, Balanced Design and Industrial Remix. After being given one day to work on their projects, the two teams emerge with unique pieces like a coffee table made from a wheeled base and chicken coup, and a kitchen island made from a workshop table. The teams take their items to New York's Long Island City Flea on a stormy day to see who can turn the most profit and go home with the prize!

Sunday
Apr 29
9am | 8c

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