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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 5, Episode 8

Seasoned Pickers take on Rookie Flippers

Sassy friends Shanae and Sarah are all dressed up and ready to flip. They're up against seasoned, married pickers, Gina and Mark. The teams meet for the first time at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts where they have $500 to hunt down forgotten treasures and transform three design projects from their Flip List: Restoration Remix, Entertainment Project, and Eclectic Design. Mark and Gina know that experience counts, when it comes to finding timeworn treasures, but Shanae and Sarah are confident being young and on trend will win out. With their items in hand, the teams head to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their pieces before selling them at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. When it comes to connecting with customers, Gina and Mark may have the know-how, but Shanae and Sarah have the confidence and style. Who will have the advantage? Whichever team flips their items for the biggest profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Saturday
Sep 5
10am | 9c
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
Nov 14
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 6

Sibling Showdown

Stylish siblings, Marc and Dion bring their design expertise against brother and sister duo, David and Susan. The sibling showdown starts at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York where the teams have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Sets and Pairs, Twisted Traditional, and Elemental. In the workshop, Marc and Dion turn a pair of car jacks into matching end tables while David and Susan rebuild a vintage portable picnic set. Marc and Dion were big spenders at Stormville, will their expensive taste get the better of them, or will it help them to make big profits a Long Island City Flea? In the end, the family that flips together, wins together and whoever makes the biggest profit will nab $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Jan 31
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 2

Bustin' Up and Bustin' Out

Brooklyn buddies Anthony and Jack go up against cute and crafty lovebirds Cole and Kelly. Both teams get one hour and a $500 budget to race through the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts to shop for design projects that feature chic storage, busted design, and a dining project. The teams then head into the workshop to bust out their pieces, while busting each other's chops. In the end, they'll take their reimagined finds to New York City's Antiques Garage, where the team that makes the biggest profit wins $5000. Hosted by Designer and Good Morning America Co-Anchor Lara Spencer.

Sunday
Aug 28
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Gypsies vs. Gents

Self-proclaimed design gypsies Ed and Terina plan to put their artistic skills to the test against DIY pros Gary and Jack. The teams have $500 to spend on the hunt through aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have just one hour to find three projects from our Flip List: Polished Industrial, Ombre Design, and Boho Modern. Each team hopes their flips will sell for big bucks at Long Island City Flea, because whoever makes the most money goes home with $5,000.

Saturday
Sep 3
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.

Friday
Oct 7
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Mus-Stache for Cash

Experienced flippers, Brenda and Mark are ready to take on designing sweethearts, Lauren and Ben. With just one hour to shop and $500 in hand, each team hunts the aisles at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for hidden gems they can flip for big profits. The Flip List projects include: Radical Restoration, Geometric Design, and Mash up Design. In the workshop, Brenda and Mark put their skills to the test while Lauren and Ben try turn their treasures into gold. When it comes time to sell at New York's Long Island City Flea, will Mark's mustache be their lucky charm? The team that makes the most profit will score $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market pro and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Sunday
May 14
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 1

Rockers vs. Besties

Married rockers Nic and Carla turn it up to 11 when they take on bargain-hunting best buds Adam and Wade. The face-off begins as the teams race through the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects on their Flip List: Radical Reimagine, Fabric Remix and Geometric Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Will they make enough profit at Long Island City Flea to win the $5,000?

Sunday
May 14
9am | 8c
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
Jun 4
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Rockers vs. Besties

Married rockers Nic and Carla turn it up to 11 when they take on bargain-hunting best buds Adam and Wade. The face-off begins as the teams race through the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects on their Flip List: Radical Reimagine, Fabric Remix and Geometric Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Will they make enough profit at Long Island City Flea to win the $5,000?

Sunday
Jul 16
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 12

Mother-Daughter Duo vs. Salvage Soulmates

Married pickers Alanna and Mark, go head to head against experienced mother and daughter duo Sannie and Mackenzie. Equipped with $500 and a Flip List of three projects, which include: Seating, Deconstructed Design, and Farmhouse Chic, the teams get to work hunting down bargains at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. Next, the teams bring their plans to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their items. The team that makes the most profit will take home $5,000.

Sunday
Jul 30
11am | 10c
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!

Friday
Oct 20
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Feb 9
9am | 8c
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.

Saturday
Jun 30
7am | 6c
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?

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

Saturday
Jun 30
8am | 7c
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.

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

Saturday
Jun 30
9am | 8c
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.

Saturday
Jun 30
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 3
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 8

Seasoned Pickers take on Rookie Flippers

Sassy friends Shanae and Sarah are all dressed up and ready to flip. They're up against seasoned, married pickers, Gina and Mark. The teams meet for the first time at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts where they have $500 to hunt down forgotten treasures and transform three design projects from their Flip List: Restoration Remix, Entertainment Project, and Eclectic Design. Mark and Gina know that experience counts, when it comes to finding timeworn treasures, but Shanae and Sarah are confident being young and on trend will win out. With their items in hand, the teams head to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their pieces before selling them at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. When it comes to connecting with customers, Gina and Mark may have the know-how, but Shanae and Sarah have the confidence and style. Who will have the advantage? Whichever team flips their items for the biggest profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Jul 3
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 3
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 10

Married Metal Heads Take on Fierce Flippers

Best buds Anthony and Tonie are competing against married metal heads, Aaron and Angie. With $500 in hand and the encouragement of Lara Spencer, the teams hit the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have one hour to find the best bargains from their Flip List: Metal Project, Bachelor Pad, and Less Is More. Next, the teams put the pedal to the metal in the workshop, where they have just one day to transform their projects. Aaron and Angie upcycle an industrial metal cart into a chic coffee table. Meanwhile, Anthony and Tonie hope that orange really is the new black as they upcycle a prison transport bench into stylish seating. With their projects complete, the teams get ready to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. But will the customers at be in the mood for refurbished metal projects or prison-chic? The team that scores the biggest profit will score $5000.

Tuesday
Jul 3
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 3
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 12

Eclectic friends compete against frequent flippers

Eclectic friends, Doug and June are competing against frequent flippers, Cindy and Lynn. The search for flea market gems begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find items from their Flip List: Industrial Design, Retro Chic, and Multipurpose. Next, it's time to transform their finds, in the workshop. Doug and June turn a Model A car grill into a decorative mirror, while Cindy and Lynn give an antique Dictaphone a new life. But when it comes time to sell, which flipped items will connect with shoppers at the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market? In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins the $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Jul 3
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Rockers vs. Besties

Married rockers Nic and Carla turn it up to 11 when they take on bargain-hunting best buds Adam and Wade. The face-off begins as the teams race through the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects on their Flip List: Radical Reimagine, Fabric Remix and Geometric Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Will they make enough profit at Long Island City Flea to win the $5,000?

Tuesday
Jul 3
11am | 10c

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