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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 11, Episode 8

It's Flipping Hats and Dogs

Stylish ladies from Philadelphia bring their vintage hats to take on an engaged upcycling duo. Each team gets $500 to shop at the Brimfield Antiques Show for items from their Flip List which includes a Midcentury Project, Eclectic Design and Cheap N' Cheerful. After getting a day to transform the items, the teams emerge with unique flips that include a vintage TV set turned into a pet bed and a coffee table made from a lobster trap. The teams then head out to settle this flip battle at New York's Long Island City Flea where the team that profits the most goes home with $5,000.

Sunday
Sep 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 4

New Age Flip

Woodstock flippers, Jenn and K.T, are taking on mother and son designing duo, Donna and T.J. The peace and love takes a backseat as these teams race down the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They'll have $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Distinctive Dining, Polished Industrial, and Funk-tional Design. Next, it's time to bring the funk to the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their pieces. Donna and TJ combine unlikely pieces to create an inspired hanging light fixture, use a metal wine rack as the foundation for a chic wine bar, and turn an ordinary metal shelf into a man cave must-have by adding a Jeep car grill embellishment. Jenn and K.T. put the funk into a funk-tional shelving unit made for LPs, update a card table and chairs into a versatile game table, and turn an stool into an unexpected side table.

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

Tuesday
Sep 11
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 14

Celebrity Flip-Off

Comedian Ali Wentworth teams up with DIY expert Katie Brown to take on actresses Isabel Gillies and Clea Lewis in a battle for the best flip! Each team scours the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, MA, for items fit for flipping like trophy figurines and rusty medicine cabinets. The teams take these items to their workshops for a day and emerge with flips they hope will turn into big profits at Grand Bazaar NYC.

Tuesday
Sep 11
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 11
10am | 9c
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
Sep 11
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 10

Granny Chic

Designing duo Cris and Val face off against confident DIYers Matt and Niki. The game begins at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find treasures from the Flip List: Boho Modern, Sets and Pairs, and a Re-Imagine project. Next, they head to the workshop to fix up and transform their items. Cris and Val try to make 'Grandma Chic' all the rage, while Matt and Niki hope for smooth sailing. The teams then head to New York's Long Island City Flea to find their customers and hopefully collect the biggest profit.

Tuesday
Sep 11
11am | 10c
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
Sep 11
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Thursday
Sep 20
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 14

Bloggers To Flip For

Crafty couple, Victoria and Michael, take on DIY bloggers, Naomi and Sage in a battle of Youth vs. Wisdom. The search for Flea Market gems begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts where the teams have $500 and just one hour to shop. They must find items from our Flip List: Mid-century project, Style Merge, and Vivid Design. Victoria and Michael choose a vivid color green to make an industrial cart into a eye-catching bar cart. They update two mid-century chairs with a new look, and merge a barn door and fence post into a chic coffee table. Naomi and Sage restore and repaint a pair of marble-topped night stands, update a vintage sewing table into a convertible desk, and use vinyl decals to turn a dated coffee table into a modern show-stopper.

Thursday
Sep 20
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?

Thursday
Sep 20
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?

Thursday
Sep 20
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 23
7am | 6c
Season 9, Episode 12

Hollywood Regency Battle

A pair of sisters-in-law takes on a married flipping team to complete three next-level projects. The workshops are busy as the two teams work on assignments in Restoration Remix, Vivid Design and Hollywood Regency. The sisters-in-law bring out some stylish transformations that include a contemporary upgrade to a pair of armchairs and a golden age improvement on a set of end tables. Their opponents hit back with flashy pieces of their own including a glitz and glam folding table and a Hollywood Regency bar made from a wooden toolbox. The teams fight to make the most profit but only one will win the prize!

Sunday
Sep 23
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Sep 23
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Sep 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 9

No Sibling Rivalry Here!

Married flippers go up against salvage siblings in a flea market showdown. Each team gets one hour and $500 to shop the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, for projects from the Flip List including Vintage Modern, High Impact and Eco Chic. With one day in the workshop, they emerge with profitable flips including a hanging herb garden made from a fruit crate and and a Radio Flyer wagon transformed into a bar. The team that profits the most at the Grand Bazaar NYC will take home the win and the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Sep 23
9am | 8c
Season 11, Episode 10

Flipsters vs. Creative Cousins

A pair of flipsters goes head-to-head with creative cousins in the ultimate flipping battle! Each team is given $500 and one hour to shop the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, for items from the Flip List including a Rewrapped Project, Sustainable Design and a Mash-Up. The clash continues at the workshop where the teams have just one day to upcycle their pieces. When they emerge, the teams bring their items including a bar cart created from a wooden crate and metal shelf, an antique trunk turned into seating with storage and more. When the teams set up at the Grand Bazaar NYC, the duo that profits the most from their flips will take home $5,000.

Sunday
Sep 23
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 25
8am | 7c
Season 9, Episode 4

Flipping is For Turkeys

A pair of crafty cousins are fired up to compete against a DIY-savvy couple in a flipping competition with challenges in Elegant Industrial, Simply Zen and Pattern Play. The teams hit their workshops to produce incredible transformations, including turkey feeder cages converted into light fixtures and a wooden seat and crate merged together to form a compact desk set. The flips are impressive, but only one team will profit most at the market and walk away with the prize.

Tuesday
Sep 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 5

Eclectico vs. Industrio

A pair of seasoned flippers dubbed "Team Eclectico" takes on a resourceful designing duo to see who can come up with the perfect flip. The teams take their flea market finds and hit their workshops to crank out a unique vignette -- three pieces that celebrate a specific and complimentary design style. The finished pieces, including four vintage muffin tins-turned coffee table and an industrial-style floor lamp made from a metal sieve and oil can, are brought to market to see whose project brings in the most profit.

Tuesday
Sep 25
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 6

An Egg-cellent Flip

An engaged couple with a passion for flipping takes on a pair of stylish soul mates to see who can flip their flea market finds for the most profit. The teams spend a day in their workshops cranking out assignments in Balanced Design, Twisted Traditional and an Entertainment Project. The finished products, including a unique floor lamp made from a standing birdcage and a pair of side tables made from wooden egg crates, are brought to market where the team with the highest return will walk away with the prize.

Tuesday
Sep 25
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 25
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 8

Don't Mess with Texas

Two New Yorkers face off against a Texas duo in a contest to see who can attract more customers with their unique flips. The teams are tasked with projects in Mid-Century Design, Sets and Pairs, and Color Mode so they hit the workshop to see what they can do with their flea market finds. Will the New Yorkers take the win with their antique glass wine cask converted into a light fixture? Or will the team from Texas take home the prize with their one-of-a-kind bar made from vintage suitcases?

Tuesday
Sep 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

Too Hot to Flip?

Married flippers Jon and Carol face off against flipping friends Bethany and David. Each team has $500 and just one hour to shop in the heat at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, for items on the Flip List: Reclaimed Modern, Mix and Mash, and Old to Bold. The teams head to the workshop to transform their pieces, including an old wine press and a vintage ironing board. Finally, it's anybody's game as the teams head to New York Long Island City Flea, where whoever makes the most profit will take home $5,000.

Tuesday
Sep 25
11am | 10c

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