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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 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
Aug 27
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Aug 27
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.

Tuesday
Aug 27
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 27
11am | 10c
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
Aug 27
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
Sep 10
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 10
8:30am | 7:30c
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?

Tuesday
Sep 10
9am | 8c
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 10
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Sep 10
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 10
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 10
11am | 10c
Season 10, Episode 11

Flipping Family Feud

A dumpster-diving dad and his daughter compete against a nephew and aunt with a shared love of fixing up furniture. Armed with $500, the teams have one hour to shop for items to complete projects from the Flip List including Mix and Match, Sleek Storage and Country Charmer. The teams get one day to flip their items and emerge with some fabulous designs including a cabinet turned into a minibar and a drafting table turned into a kitchen island. The winner will be decided by who profits the most when they take their flips to market.

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

Saturday
Sep 21
7am | 6c
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.

Saturday
Sep 21
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
Sep 21
8am | 7c
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.

Saturday
Sep 21
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 11

Funky Junkers vs. Team Love

Husband-and-wife flippers dubbed "Team Love" face off at the flea market against two friends who call themselves the "Funky Junkers." Each team gets $500 and one hour to shop for flip-list projects that include: 'Sleek and Simple,' 'Inspired By' and 'Modern Moroccan.' The teams have one day to transform their finds in the workshop before heading back to the flea market to make the biggest profit and win $5,000.

Saturday
Sep 21
9am | 8c
Season 13, Episode 12

This Flip is Electrified!

Two designing ladies take on a team of creative metalworkers for $5,000. Armed with $500, each team shops for three projects on their flip list that includes Heavy Rotation, Wabi-Sabi and Lara's Choice. Then they take their finds into the workshop to create pieces that include an old band saw base turned into a table with electrified wood. Back at the flea market with their creations, the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Saturday
Sep 21
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 24
8am | 7c
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 24
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 24
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.

Tuesday
Sep 24
9:30am | 8:30c
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?

Tuesday
Sep 24
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 24
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 24
11am | 10c

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