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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 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
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.

Wednesday
Jul 3
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 14, Episode 2

Weather Warriors

The forecast calls for serious flipping as ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee and her husband, Ben Aaron, take on fellow ABC News meteorologist Rob Marciano and his friend, Melissa, for $5,000 and bragging rights. The competition kicks off at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to shop for three projects on their flip list: Weathered and Worn, Sustainable Design and Sky's the Limit. The teams create unique pieces in the workshop, using a mattress spring for a coffee table and transforming a cobbler's bench into a statement piece. Back to the flea market, the team that makes the bigger profit wins the $5,000 prize.

Wednesday
Jul 3
11am | 10c
Season 14, Episode 1

Star Time at the Flea

The stars come out at the flea market, as actor sisters Lorraine and Elizabeth Bracco take on network news anchor Amy Robach and her husband, former Melrose Place hunk Andrew Shue. The competition starts at the flea market, where both celeb teams get $500 and only one hour to find the three projects on their flip list: All That Glitters, Movie Star Modern and Newsworthy Design. They take their finds into the workshop to create one-of-kind pieces, including turning industrial pipe racks into a pair of side tables and reimagining a captain's desktop as an entryway piece. Back at the flea market, the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Wednesday
Jul 3
11:30am | 10:30c
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!

Sunday
Jul 21
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jul 21
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.

Sunday
Jul 21
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Jul 21
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 7

Hey, Big Spenders!

Two teams of furniture flippers square off to compete for $5,000 and bragging rights. The competition begins at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and an hour to shop for three projects on their flip list, which includes Furniture Fusion, Get Graphic and Hip Hybrid Design. In the workshop, they create unique pieces like a foldable picnic table infused with modern flair and a desk made out of industrial drawers. The teams then head back to the flea market, where the pair that makes the bigger profit wins the $5,000 prize.

Sunday
Jul 21
9am | 8c
Season 13, Episode 8

Slinging Mudcloth

Two couples who love to flip furniture compete for $5,000, starting at the flea market where each team gets $500 and one hour to find the three projects on their flip list: Global Textiles, Simply Zen and Go with the Grain. After they each purchase similar-looking mudcloth, the two teams head into the workshop to create showstopping pieces like a bamboo rack turned into a coffee table and a wooden chest converted into a storage bench. The teams return to the flea market, and the one that makes the bigger profit walks off with $5,000.

Sunday
Jul 21
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Flipping Bingo

Pat and Lisa are fierce friends who are ready to take on creative couple Russell and Marc. The game begins at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have a $500 budget and only one hour to shop. They hunt for unique pieces to transform into three projects from the Flip List: Hip to be Square, Mixed Mediums, and Inspired-by-Design. It's all fun and games as the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Whichever team makes the most profit walks away with $5,000.

Wednesday
Jul 24
8am | 7c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 24
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 24
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 24
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 24
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 24
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Flip Like Your Mama

Flipping mother-son duo Jill and Mark go head-to-head against one of her high school buddies and her son, Lee and Max. The battle begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find three projects from the Flip List: Heirloom Upgrade, Small Space Design and Modern Moroccan. Next, it's time to transform their finds at the workshop in just one day. Jill and Mark work with items like metal lampshade frames, while Lee and Max set out to transform pieces like a wooden sugar mold. The mother-son adventure continues at Grand Bazaar NYC, where the teams hope to reel in as much money as they can for their transformed pieces, and whoever makes the biggest profit walks away with $5,000.

Wednesday
Jul 24
11am | 10c
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?

Wednesday
Jul 24
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Passionate Pickers Go Up Against Fashionable Flippers

Passionate pickers Melody and Patty are putting their flipping skills to the test against fashionable friends, Dana and Jarmaz. First stop is the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market where the teams have $500 and one hour to find the best bargains they can. Their Flip List includes: Great Pieces, Mod Makeover, and Pairs Of Chairs. Next, it's time to get fixing in the workshop. Melody and Patty reimagine an antique headboard into a classic bench. But Dana and Jarmaz run into serious trouble when they try to reupholster their weather-beaten banquette and they find way more then they bargained for.

Tuesday
Jul 30
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 13

Married flippers take on a creative couple.

Married pickers, Jeff and Amy have been turning trash into treasure for 25 years. They're going up against Dina and Shanna. The teams start their flip looking for hidden gems at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have $500 and one hour to find three items from their Flip List: Simple Living, Radical Reimagine, and Geometric Design. The competition gets a little hair-raising as Jeff and Amy transform an antique dress-form into a one-of-a-kind 'wine babe.' Meanwhile, Dina and Shanna reinvent a worn-out wooden cabinet into their own version of a modern wine bar. Will Amy's big blonde hair be her team's secret weapon? We'll find out when it comes time to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. The team makes the most profit on their projects wins $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Fanatic and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

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

Tuesday
Jul 30
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 5

City vs. Country

City slickers Jill and James are ready for anything, including taking on sassy country girls, Karla and Michelle. The competition starts when the teams gets $500 and one hour to find diamonds in the rough at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. They race to find projects from the Flip List: A Fabric Project, Color Design, and A Remix Project. Next, it's time for the teams to head to the workshop, where they have one day to transform their pieces. Jill and James bring their funky fresh city style to transform an industrial locker into a hanging bar, while Karla and Michelle use vintage yardsticks to add texture to a metal cart. But will the teams get everything done in time to sell at Long Island City Flea?

Tuesday
Jul 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Flea Market Flip: Family Flippers

Family pride is on the line when mother-daughter flippers go toe-to-toe against a father-son duo, starting at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in Upstate New York. Each team has one hour and $500 to find three projects from the Flip List: Durable Design, Dine In and Contrast Design. Next, the teams bring their makeover plans into the workshop, where they have one day to complete their transformations. The family that makes the most profit on their rehabbed projects at the Long Island City Flea Market will take home $5,000.

Tuesday
Jul 30
10am | 9c

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