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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 5, Episode 9

It's a flipping battle between the Empire state and the Garden state.

Team New Jersey, Carolyn and Robert go head-to-head with Team New York, Amanda and Susan. The flipping begins when the teams get $500 and only one hour to find pieces that need a little TLC at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. The teams waste no time searching for projects from their Flip List: Seating Assignment, Rustic To Refined, and Salvage Design. Next, they head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Upcycling pros, Amanda and Susan transform an architectural corbel into an elegant bench while married pickers, Carolyn and Robert, turn a motorcycle wheel into an industrial chandelier. Each team hopes to turn their projects into big profits at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. Will the home turf advantage help Amanda and Susan win, or will Carolyn and Robert make the most profit and take the $5000 back to New Jersey? Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Expert and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Nov 6
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Seasoned Pickers take on Rookie Flippers

Sassy friends Shanae and Sarah are all dressed up and ready to flip. They're up against seasoned, married pickers, Gina and Mark. The teams meet for the first time at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts where they have $500 to hunt down forgotten treasures and transform three design projects from their Flip List: Restoration Remix, Entertainment Project, and Eclectic Design. Mark and Gina know that experience counts, when it comes to finding timeworn treasures, but Shanae and Sarah are confident being young and on trend will win out. With their items in hand, the teams head to the workshop where they have just one day to transform their pieces before selling them at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. When it comes to connecting with customers, Gina and Mark may have the know-how, but Shanae and Sarah have the confidence and style. Who will have the advantage? Whichever team flips their items for the biggest profit will take home $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Nov 6
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 7

Battle of the British Empire - Brits vs. Kiwis

It's a British Invasion on Flea Market Flip. English couple Tony and Suzanne are throwing down for the Flipping crown against Team New Zealand, Andrew and Kelly. The battle begins at Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market in upstate New York. Lara Spencer gives each team a budget of $500 and one hour to find the items from their Flip List: World Design, Reclaimed Modern and Mashup Design. Tony and Suzanne keep calm and carry on as they restore a vintage radio, while Andrew and Kelly give their dining set some Kiwi flair by adding traditional Maori accents. It will all come down to the profit when the teams sell their rehabbed projects at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. The team that makes the most profit will take home $5000 and the Flipping Crown.

Tuesday
Nov 6
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Nov 6
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 13

Bundle Up for Stormy Weather!

Married upcyclers take on cousins from Brooklyn in the ultimate flea market battle for a chance to win $5,000. Each team is given $500 to shop for items to transform in three categories including a Centerpiece project, Balanced Design and Industrial Remix. After being given one day to work on their projects, the two teams emerge with unique pieces like a coffee table made from a wheeled base and chicken coup, and a kitchen island made from a workshop table. The teams take their items to New York's Long Island City Flea on a stormy day to see who can turn the most profit and go home with the prize!

Tuesday
Nov 6
10:30am | 9:30c
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!

Sunday
Nov 18
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Nov 18
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Nov 18
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Nov 18
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Sunday
Nov 18
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Nov 18
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Nov 18
10am | 9c
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.

Sunday
Nov 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

It's a Frenemy Face-off when two teams of friends flip for the win!

It's a Frenemy Face-off, when professional flippers, Ryan and Nina go head-to-head with their best friends, Jared and Rae. With $500 in hand and one hour to shop, the teams break out of the friend zone as they search the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts for items from their Flip List: Fabric Project, House Party, and Smart Storage. The pressure is on in the workshop, when Lara reveals that the teams spent the same amount of money at Brimfield. Ryan and Nina get to work deconstructing a wingback chair, while keeping an eye on their frenemies. Meanwhile Jared and Rae reinvent a vintage chest. Next, it's time to take their transformed pieces to the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market. At the end of the day, Will these couples be friends or frenemies? Because whichever team makes the most profit will pocket $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Nov 20
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 12

Eclectic friends compete against frequent flippers

Eclectic friends, Doug and June are competing against frequent flippers, Cindy and Lynn. The search for flea market gems begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to find items from their Flip List: Industrial Design, Retro Chic, and Multipurpose. Next, it's time to transform their finds, in the workshop. Doug and June turn a Model A car grill into a decorative mirror, while Cindy and Lynn give an antique Dictaphone a new life. But when it comes time to sell, which flipped items will connect with shoppers at the Long Island City Flea's Winter Market? In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins the $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market Aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Nov 20
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Rockers vs. Besties

Married rockers Nic and Carla turn it up to 11 when they take on bargain-hunting best buds Adam and Wade. The face-off begins as the teams race through the aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With $500 in their pockets, the teams have just one hour to find the projects on their Flip List: Radical Reimagine, Fabric Remix and Geometric Design. Next, it's off to the workshop where the teams have one day to transform their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Will they make enough profit at Long Island City Flea to win the $5,000?

Tuesday
Nov 20
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 2

Gypsies vs. Gents

Self-proclaimed design gypsies Ed and Terina plan to put their artistic skills to the test against DIY pros Gary and Jack. The teams have $500 to spend on the hunt through aisles of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have just one hour to find three projects from our Flip List: Polished Industrial, Ombre Design, and Boho Modern. Each team hopes their flips will sell for big bucks at Long Island City Flea, because whoever makes the most money goes home with $5,000.

Tuesday
Nov 20
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

Sky-High Flipping

Flight attendant flippers Isabell and Diahann take on fairy junk-mothers Stephany and Jane. The teams buckle up their seat belts and take off for the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Each team has $500 and only one hour to find three items from our Flip List: Compact Design, Modern Moroccan, and a Symmetrical Project. Next, it's time to fly into the workshop where the teams have just one day to transform their pieces. Each team hopes to get sky-high prices for their items, since the team with the biggest profit will fly away with $5,000.

Tuesday
Nov 20
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 6

The Flipping Unicorn

Magic is in the air as design duo Cherise and Kim go head-to-head against creative craftsmen Joe and Andrew. The competition starts when the teams get $500 and one hour to find buried treasures to transform at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They race to find projects from the Flip List: a Wabi-Sabi project, a Workspace project, and Pattern Play. The teams fight for the win, because whoever makes the bigger profit will take home $5,000.

Tuesday
Nov 20
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Battle of the Boroughs

It's a battle of the boroughs when Manhattan ladies Tracey and Catherine get their nails out against Brooklyn builders Bryan and Hank. The teams throw down at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where they have just one hour and $500 to find three projects from our Flip List: Bachelor Pad, a Prototype Project, and Rehab Design. With projects in hand and ideas flowing, the teams head to the workshop where they have one day to transform their pieces. Both teams know that whoever makes the most profit will win this subway series and take home $5,000.

Tuesday
Nov 20
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 3

The Vignette Flip

Confident Kendra and Erin plan to flip the script on Brooklyn artists Mikal and Nathan. The teams hit the ground running at the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Each team gets $500 and and just one hour to complete our vignette challenge: they must find and transform three items that will complement one room. The team whose vignette makes more profit at Long Island City Flea will take away $5,000.

Tuesday
Nov 20
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 14

Banking on a Flip

Competitive friends, Laura and Kim are putting their flipping skills to the test against college buddies, Drew and Justin. First stop is the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where the teams have $500 and just one hour to find the best bargains they can. Their Flip List includes: Industrial Design, Elements of Glass, and Mash Up. From there, it's time to get fixing in the workshop. Laura and Kim try to breathe new life into their unique carcass carrier-turned coffee table, while Drew and Justin hope their transformations are bullet-proof against their competition. Who will cash in with customers at New York's GreenFlea Market? Whichever team makes the most profit will go home with $5000. Hosted by Designer and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Nov 27
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 13

Peace, Love, and Flipping

Flipping friends Bridget and Eileen duke it out with peace-loving couple Fred and Denise. Ready with $500 each and just one hour to shop, the teams make their way through the aisles of Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut. They need to find three items to transform from the Flip List: Salvage Design, Custom Seating and Sets and Pairs. In the workshop, Bridget and Eileen are confident their flipping skills will give them an edge over their competitors, but Fred and Denise are convinced that with Sets and Pairs, they'll win with chairs. They'll find out who's right when the teams sell their transformed items at New York's GreenFlea Market, where whoever makes the most profit wins $5000.

Tuesday
Nov 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

You May Now Flip the Bride!

Stylish lovebirds, Princess and Mark Anthony, compete against designing darlings, Simone and Christian. With $500 in hand and just one hour to shop, the teams race down the aisles of Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut for gems to fix and flip. The projects from the Flip List include: Elegant Storage, Paper Project, and Yin & Yang. In the workshop, Simone and Christian have a little trouble balancing their Yin with their Yang, while Princess and Mark Anthony put the love into their loveseat. But it will be up the customers at New York's Long Island City Flea to determine which bride and groom will win. In the end, the team that makes the most profit wins the $5000 honeymoon fund. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market aficionado and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Nov 27
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 11

Bilingual Beauties vs. Flip-sters.

Professional flip-sters, Jen and Kyle go head-to-head with bilingual beauties, Lindsay and Marizol...they might speak Spanish and Creole, but their first language is bargaining. The teams start their day at Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut where they each have $500 and just one hour to find items from the Flip List: Rustic Design, Modular Design, and Textile. From there, it's off to the workshop, where they'll have one day to show off their skills and turn their flea market finds into profitable pieces. Lindsay and Marizol transform a dresser into a chair with French inspired upholstery. But will their pieces have enough je ne sais quoi when it comes time to sell? Hopefully so, because the team that makes the most profit at New York's Long Island City Flea will pocket $5000. Hosted by Designer/Flea Market connoisseur and Good Morning America Anchor, Lara Spencer.

Tuesday
Nov 27
9:30am | 8:30c
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

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