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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 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
Feb 17
7:30am | 6:30c
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?

Sunday
Feb 17
8am | 7c
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
Feb 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 7

Making the Flipping Grade

Two teams of teachers set out to prove they've got the "3 R's" of flipping down: rescuing, recycling and reinventing. Under the watchful eye of Lara Spencer, the teams first shop for three projects on their Flip List of Flawed to Flawless, Modern Workspace and Crate Expectations. Then they hit the workshop where they create one-of-a-kind pieces, like a coffee table made out of an antique rope bed and a modernized desk made from a workbench. The teams try to sell their flips for top dollar and take home the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Feb 17
9am | 8c
Season 12, Episode 8

Mama Got Swag?

A mother-son duo takes on a pair of flipping friends at the flea market where they each have $500 and one hour to find flip-list projects that include Rustic to Refined, Deconstruct Reconstruct and Pop of Color. The teams spend one day in the workshop reimagining their pieces before heading back to the flea market to outsell their competitors in hopes of walking away with the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Feb 17
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 19
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

DIY Daters vs. Bickering Buds

Dating flippers Kelly and Jay are going to battle against designing friends Laura and Diane. Both teams are determined to find the best bargains at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With one hour to shop and a budget of $500, the teams race to find pieces from our Flip List: Bistro Set, Graphic Design, and a Mash-Up Project. Next, the teams get started in the workshop where they have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Whoever makes the most profit wins $5,000.

Tuesday
Feb 19
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 19
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 19
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 19
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 19
11am | 10c
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".

Tuesday
Feb 19
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.

Tuesday
Feb 26
8am | 7c
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
Feb 26
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Feb 26
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.

Tuesday
Feb 26
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 26
10am | 9c
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
Feb 26
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Feb 26
11am | 10c
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
Feb 26
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Sunday
Mar 10
7am | 6c
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?

Sunday
Mar 10
7:30am | 6:30c
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?

Sunday
Mar 10
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 9

The Flea Market Unicorn

Self-proclaimed "Geek Girls" of Design go up against married flippers in a challenge to create a vignette of cohesive pieces designed for entertaining at home. The two teams emerge from their workshops with innovative pieces including a Bingo ball board converted into a coffee table and a stylish bar made from an optometrist's cabinet. The finished products will then be sent to New York's Long Island Flea where the teams hope to receive a visit from the fabled "Flea Market Unicorn," by selling all three of their pieces to a single customer. The team who makes the highest profit will go home with $5,000!

Sunday
Mar 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 13

Design School Smackdown!

Two teams of design students from Brooklyn's Pratt Institute School of Design do battle to be the head of the flipping class. The competition kicks off at the flea market, where each team gets a budget of $500 and one hour to find three projects from the flip list, which includes Redefined Design, One-For-Two and Art Deco. The designers head into the workshop to create one-of-a-kind pieces, from a typeset drawer turned into a pair of end tables to a vintage ironing board transformed into a console table. The two teams then return to the flea market where the one that makes the bigger profit wins the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Mar 10
9am | 8c

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