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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 1

A Funky Good Flip!

A funky couple takes on a pair of dumpster darlings in a competition for $5,000. Both teams find their projects at the mammoth Brimfield Antique Show in central Massachusetts. Then they settle the flip once and for all at the Grand Bazaar NYC.

Wednesday
May 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 11

Trash-Talking Family Flip

Husband-and-wife pickers face off against her parents in a flea market family feud! The battle begins at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, where each team gets one hour and $500 to find items for projects that include Hollywood Regency, a Workspace project and a Wild Card. The teams then hit their workshops where they only have one day to transform their pieces. When the teams emerge, they present a variety of quality flips including a desk made from a sloped utility cart, a contemporary dresser and more. The team whose items connect best with customers at New York's Long Island City Flea will go home the winner with $5,000.

Wednesday
May 29
9am | 8c
Season 11, Episode 12

A Flipping Sibling Rivalry

A pair of upcyclers takes on one's sister and her friend in a family battle at the flea market! The search for hidden design gems begins at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, where the teams have $500 and just one hour to shop for items that include Fab Fabrics, Chic Storage and Modern Moroccan. The teams then head to the workshop where they have just one day to emerge with their finished projects. Each team brings their best as they put up items that include an upcycled decorative metal grate coffee table, a bar cart made from an aquarium and a cabinet and a bookshelf with Moroccan flair. Each team hopes to flip their projects for big profit at New York's Long Island City Flea, but the team that earns the most money will go home with the $5,000 prize.

Wednesday
May 29
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 11, Episode 13

Women Take On Their Men

A mother-and-daughter team takes on their significant others in a flipping battle for $5,000. Starting at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, each team will have one hour and $500 to find items from the Flip List including Polished Imperfection, Farmhouse Chic and a House Party Project. Both teams head to their workshops and emerge with items including a barrel turned into a bar, a table made from a fire extinguisher and a saw blade, an upcycled storage trunk and more. Ultimately, it all comes down to whichever team can make the most net profit from their projects at the Grand Bazaar NYC.

Wednesday
May 29
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 14

Double Vision Flip

Two sets of twins face off against each other in a flipping competition worth $5,000. Both teams are given $500 and one hour to shop the well-stocked Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, for items from the Flip List that includes Create a Pair, Twisted Traditional and Metallics. After spending a day in their workshops, the teams emerge with items that include a storage piece created from metal spools, a bar made from a worktable and a decorative metal grate turned into a coffee table. The battle then heads to Grand Bazaar NYC where they team that profits the most from their projects will walk away with the prize.

Wednesday
May 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 12, Episode 2

A Hair-Raising Flip

High school art teachers Denise and Katie take on married flippers Kelly and Stephen at the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. They each have $500 and one hour to find items from their Flip List, which includes: Style Merge, Paint-Over Makeover and a Rustic Revival project. The teams have one day in the workshop to complete their projects before returning to the market to sell their fixed-up finds for the biggest profit.

Wednesday
May 29
11am | 10c
Season 12, Episode 3

All in the Flipping Family

A father-daughter tandem of self-proclaimed dumpster divers takes on a mother-daughter flipping duo in a battle for flea market supremacy. The competition starts at the flea market where each team has a budget of $500 and a time limit of one hour to find three projects on their flip list that includes Mint Condition, Balanced Electric and Vintage Hardware. The teams hit the workshop where they create unique items from a gossip bench made from a dresser to a vanity spruced up with old hardware. The teams then head to a flea market where the team who makes the biggest profit will go home with the $5,000 prize.

Wednesday
May 29
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

Drumming Up Some Flips

Married flippers Loretta and Jason are ready to get their hands dirty against skilled pickers Janice and her daughter Kellie. The competition heats up at the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York, where the teams each have $500 and just one hour to find three projects to transform from the Flip List: Sustainable Design, Mix and Mash and Unconventional Dining. The two teams march to the beat of their own drums in the workshop as they transform unique finds into functional pieces in just one day. The real test begins when they march down to New York's Long Island City Flea, where each team hopes to make as much money as they can to reap the biggest profit of $5,000.

Sunday
Jun 9
7am | 6c
Season 9, Episode 3

Flipping From Drab to Fab

A duo of accomplished flippers face off against a team of stylish friends to see whose flip project is tops. The contestants compete in challenges including Durable Design, a Workspace Project and Drab to Fab. The teams crank out an assortment of next-level projects from flipping a trunk into a mobile workstation to turning an antique washbasin into an elegant hall tree. The projects are impressive, but which team will walk away with the prize?

Sunday
Jun 9
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Jun 9
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Jun 9
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 3

Earn Your Flipping Wings

Two teams of furniture flippers face off at the flea market for $5,000. The action kicks off when each team receives a budget of $500 and just one hour to find the three projects on their flip list, which includes Chic Storage, Twisted Traditional and Industrial Workspace. The teams then head into the workshop to reimagine their pieces, turning a pair of gold wings into a table and a cart into a shelving unit. Both teams return to the flea with their newly created designs, and the one that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Sunday
Jun 9
9am | 8c
Season 13, Episode 4

An All-American Flip

Two teams face off in an America-themed flip battle for $5,000. Each team receives a budget of $500 to shop the flea market for three projects on their flip list, which includes Modern Americana, Industrial Revolution and a Freedom of Choice project. Then they head for the workshop to create inspired designs, including a wheelbarrow transformed into a coffee table and an old cabinet converted into a wine bar. Back at the flea market, the pair that makes the bigger profit takes home bragging rights and the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Jun 9
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

Clash of the Couples

New York flippers Amanda and Nick go toe-to-toe against Christina and Billy, two designing sweethearts from New Jersey. Armed with $500 each and just one hour to shop, the teams make their way down the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They'll need to find three items to transform for our Flip List: Accent Design, Metallics, and Restoration Remix. The battle continues in the workshop where the couples have just one day to flip their pieces. Whoever makes the most profit at Long Island City Flea will take home $5,000.

Tuesday
Jun 25
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 4

The Circle of Junk

Two savvy flippers take on a team of dating designers and they each have just one hour to complete projects from our Flip List, which includes: Contrast Design, Polished Industrial and Smart Design projects. Next, they have just one day to transform their pieces and find out whose designs will rake in more cash when it comes time to sell their pieces at New York's Long Island City Flea. The winning team walks away with $5,000.

Tuesday
Jun 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

A Flip Full of Surprises!

A pair of pickers go to battle with two brothers. The flip kicks off with a big surprise when it's revealed the teams will only have $100 to spend on three items at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market. In the workshop, the teams create one-of-a-kind pieces from an Army table, a foundry mold, a midcentury lamp and more. The two teams then take their pieces to the Grand Bazaar NYC where former NFL star Michael Strahan stops by to check out their work. The team that pulls in the most profit will go home with the $5,000 prize!

Tuesday
Jun 25
9am | 8c
Season 11, Episode 6

Puttin' the Pedal to the Heavy Metal

Engaged pickers go up against best buds that love to upcycle. Each team gets $500 to shop for flippable items to complete projects from the Flip List including Heavy Metal, Rustic to Refined, and Small Space Design. The teams hit their workshops and emerge with one-of-a-kind pieces including made-over marble-topped side tables and a bar made from an old cupboard. In the end, the team whose flip makes the most profit at the Grand Bazaar NYC will walk away with $5,000.

Tuesday
Jun 25
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 11, Episode 7

Bring Your Kid to the Flip!

Mother-daughter duo Cheryl and Jessica hope their dazzling designs will give them the upper hand in this family face-off as they take on father-daughter duo John and Markella. They hit the ground running with $500 to spend at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts followed by one day in the workshop to complete Flip List projects that reflect 21st Century Design, Past Meets Present and Geometric Design. In the end, the family duo that connects better with customers and makes the most profit at New York's Long Island City Flea will win $5,000.

Tuesday
Jun 25
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 25
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 25
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 2

Take Me to the River Table

Married upcyclers go up against a pair of best friends in a furniture flipping contest for $5,000. The competition starts at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts. Then the teams find out who can make the most profit at the Grand Bazaar NYC.

Wednesday
Jul 3
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 3

The Battle of the Burlap

Married furniture makers take on Team "Function and Fabulous." The flip gets going at the Brimfield Antique Show in central Massachusetts. Then the teams head to New York's Long Island City Flea to determine who will win $5,000.

Wednesday
Jul 3
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.

Wednesday
Jul 3
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.

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

Wednesday
Jul 3
10am | 9c

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