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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 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
8am | 7c
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
8:30am | 7:30c
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
9am | 8c
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
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 12, Episode 14

Law Men and Their Ladies

Two police officers partner up with the ladies in their lives to go head-to-head for $5,000. At the flea market, each team gets $500 and one hour to track down some bargains for the three projects on their flip list of Modern Farmhouse, Bad to Rad and 50/50. They head into the workshop to create some arresting designs ranging from a hanging bar made out of a wooden gun case to a chicken crate turned into a coffee table. Back at the flea market, the team that makes the biggest profit flees the scene with $5,000.

Sunday
Mar 10
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Mar 15
8:30am | 7:30c
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?

Friday
Mar 15
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 9

Lucky Flipping Pennies

Crafty couple Dana and Mike go up against a pair of fearless friends, Kristin and Michele, to complete three challenges from the Flip List. The teams duke it out at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have $500 and one hour to shop for items, including a vintage lamp, a metal cart and a washboard. Then the teams head to their workshops to transform their finds and present their flips at New York's Long Island City Flea, where they hope their pieces will connect with buyers and bring in the cash.

Friday
Mar 15
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Mar 15
10am | 9c
Season 12, Episode 1

Go Bold or Go Home!

Design partners Denise and Tanya go up against married reimaginers Stephanie and Josh. The two teams have $500 and one hour to shop the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, for Flip List items that include: Elegant Industrial, a Mixed Materials project and Smart Storage. The teams have just one day in the workshop to complete their transformations before returning to the flea market to sell their fixed-up finds for the biggest profit.

Friday
Mar 15
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 12, Episode 4

Game, Flip, Match!

Engaged flippers Caitlyn and Kevin might be the perfect match, but do they have what it takes to beat interior designer friends Jill and Kate? Lara Spencer gives the teams their Flip List, which includes Color Mash-Up, Twisted Traditional and Design To Dine. In the workshop, Jill and Kate create a dining set out of a Leg-O-Matic table and chairs and add a colorful twist to a pair of bamboo side tables. Meanwhile, Caitlyn and Kevin use some wooden crates and industrial metal legs to form a kitchen island and create a console out of a card catalog. The team that makes the most net profit selling their flips at the flea market wins $5,000.

Friday
Mar 15
11am | 10c
Season 12, Episode 5

Family Twin Face-Off

Two pairs of twins from the same family battle it out in a furniture flip for $5000. The competition starts at the flea market where each set of twins gets a budget of $500, and only one hour to find the three projects on their flip list, which includes Modern Metal, Heirloom Upgrade and Mix & Match. Then the twins hit the workshop where they create unique pieces, including a coffee table made out of an tabletop hockey game and a wine table converted into a kitchen cart. The pair that makes the biggest profit off their flips wins the $5000 prize.

Friday
Mar 15
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 6

The Hip Habitat Flip

Two teams representing Habitat for Humanity go head-to-head to win $5,000. Lara Spencer gives them $500 and one hour to find three cohesive pieces to create a "Hip Habitat" living space vignette. Then they go to the workshop, where they create stylish pieces like seating made from a Pilates machine and an antique carriage bench. The team that makes the biggest profit selling their flips at the flea market wins.

Friday
Mar 15
12pm | 11c
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?

Friday
Mar 29
8am | 7c
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?

Friday
Mar 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 8, Episode 13

The Lovers' Quarrel

Creative couple Jennifer and Tom go head-to-head with lovebirds Gina and Tony to complete three challenges from the Flip List. The teams start out at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, MA, to pick out items for their flip, including an antique ice box and a butcher block. Both teams head to their workshops for a day and present their flips at New York's Long Island City Flea and Food to see who can rake in the most cash.

Friday
Mar 29
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.

Friday
Mar 29
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Mar 29
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Mar 29
10:30am | 9:30c
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?

Friday
Mar 29
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?

Friday
Mar 29
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 2
8am | 7c
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
Apr 2
8:30am | 7:30c
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!

Tuesday
Apr 2
9am | 8c
Season 10, Episode 3

The Legend of Rotty Cabinet

A pair of salvage-happy sisters face off against a couple of flipping buddies for a chance to win $5,000. The teams hit the flea market to find items to transform from the Flip List including an Industrial Elegance project, High Impact and Dual Design. After a day in their workshops, the teams emerge with stylish pieces like a wooden cabinet converted into a mobile workstation and a rustic workbench repurposed as a unique bar cart. Whoever's items bring in the most money at New York's Long Island City Flea goes home with the prize.

Tuesday
Apr 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

Coffee is for Closers

Fab friends take on a pair of dating designers in a challenge for ultimate flea market supremacy and $5,000. Armed with $500, the teams have one hour to shop for items to complete projects from the Flip List including Chic Storage, Style Merge and Mod Makeover. The teams get one day to flip their items and emerge with some fabulous designs including a dresser turned into an entertainment center and a wooden file cabinet turned into a coffee table. The winner will be decided by who profits the most when they take their flips to market.

Tuesday
Apr 2
10am | 9c

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