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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 6, Episode 7

Brothers vs. Sisters

This flip is all about family, as brash brothers Bradley and Ryan face off against fearless flipping sisters Sam and Shimmy. The family feud begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With just one hour to shop and $500 on hand, the teams hunt for projects from our Flip List: House Party Project, Reclaimed Modern, and a Sets and Pairs Project. From there, it's off to the workshop, where the teams have one day to transform their pieces into profitable items. The family that makes the most profit will go home with $5,000.

Tuesday
Nov 27
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 8

Kids vs. Parents

In a first for Flea Market Flip, proud parents Mike and Mary take on their own daughters Erin and Julia. It's time to put the flip before family as the teams race down the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in hand and just one hour to shop, the teams search for items from our Flip List of projects: Pop-a-Color, Sleek Storage, and Heirloom Overhaul. Next it's on to the Workshop, where the teams have just one day for their transformations. The stakes are high because whichever team makes the most profit will take home $5,000.

Tuesday
Nov 27
10:30am | 9:30c
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
Nov 27
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Dec 6
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 2

Battle of the Olympians

It's a match up of Olympic proportions as two-time figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan and her son, Matthew, take on Judo gold-medalist Kayla Harrison and her grandmother, Rachel. The games begin at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams each have $500 and just one hour to find three projects to transform from our Flip List: Balanced Design, Kicking It, Cutting Edge Design.

Thursday
Dec 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Flea Market Flip: Off to the Races

Master dumpster divers, Michael and Vinnie take on DIY soul sisters, Kim and Susan.

Thursday
Dec 6
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Dec 6
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 7, Episode 10

Couples that Flip Together

Flipping newlyweds, Amy and Henric are facing off against, Seven and Sarah, a confident husband and wife team. The game begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With a $500 budget and only one hour to find three projects from the Flip List : Sets and pairs, Twisted traditional, and a Metallics project. Next, it's time to fix up and transform their flea market finds in just one day in our workshop. Amy and Henric hope to reimagine a croquet set into a modern light fixture, update a rustic factory cart, and use two vintage barrels to create a pair of side tables. Seven and Sarah waste no time putting their spin on their pieces: they transform a pair of fire extinguishers into a set of high-end lamps, give new life to two industrial fixtures, and put a metallic twist on a pair of mid-century tables.

Sunday
Dec 9
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 11

Flea Market Flip: Head-to-Head Flip

Flipping cousins, Brandon and Laurie, go toe-to-toe against engaged DIYers, Kim and Tim. Ready with $500 each and just one hour to shop, the teams make their way down the lanes of Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. They need to find three items to transform from our Flip List: Convertible Design, Industrial Chic, and Symmetrical Design. The rivalry continues into the workshop where the teams have just one day to flip their pieces. Sweethearts, Kim and Tim, put in some elbow grease to transform an industrial shelving unit into a bar cart, convert a metal card catalogue into a unique coffee table, and give a wooden bench a stylish upgrade. Cousins Brandon and Laurie put their skills to the test as they upcycle a metal pot rack into an industrial coffee table, convert a vintage wooden toolbox into a bar, and turn old filing cabinets into a pair of multi-functional ottomans.

Sunday
Dec 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 7, Episode 12

Battle for the Jersey Shore

It's a battle for the Shore as design-savvy Jersey girls, Leigh and Lisa, bring out the big guns against competitive craftsmen, Brian and Eric. 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 our Vignette Challenge from the Flip List. Each team must find three items that can fit together in one room. Next, the teams bring their flipping plans to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their items. Leigh and Lisa are confident they can furnish a living room with their vignette pieces. They get to work updating a pair of modern chairs in need of a facelift, bring a bar back to life, and transform an industrial mixing bowl into a coffee table. Brian and Eric plan to fire up a stylish living room with their pieces. They'll use their flea market finds to create a custom coffee table, a side table with attached lamp, and an adjustable tv console.

Sunday
Dec 9
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 5

Battle of the Broadway Stars

It's the battle of Broadway as four renowned musical performers hit the ground running at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, where they have one hour and $500 to find three projects from the Flip List. With their purchases from the flea market in hand, the teams two-step their way to the Workshop where they have one day to transform their finds into three items that reflect a Period Piece, Spotlight on Design and Improvised Design. Next, the teams head off-Broadway to New York City's Green Flea, where they will set the stage to sell their reimagined pieces. Before the final curtain falls, both teams hope to bring in the big bucks, because the team that makes the most profit wins Broadway bragging rights and gets $5,000 donated in their names to Broadway Cares, Equity Fights Aids.

Sunday
Dec 9
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Sunday
Dec 9
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Dec 9
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
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.

Friday
Dec 28
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.

Friday
Dec 28
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 28
9am | 8c
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!

Friday
Dec 28
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 28
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Dec 28
10:30am | 9:30c

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