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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 10, Episode 7

The Refoundry Flip

Two teams representing Refoundry, a nonprofit organization that helps people start their lives over by flipping furniture, face off in a competition for $5,000. Both teams are armed with $500 and one hour to shop for items to complete projects from the Flip List including Dine In, Pattern Play and Form and Funk-tion. The teams get one day to flip their items and emerge with some fabulous designs including an industrial cart revamped for entertaining and a wooden trunk turned into a coffee table. The winner will be decided by who profits the most when they take their flips to market.

Tuesday
Apr 2
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 4

Battle of the Dealers

It's battle of the pros as married pickers Chris and Kristen take on fellow pro-pickers Gerry and Michelle for $5,000. The competition begins at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to find three projects on their flip list, which includes Mix and Mash, Upcycled Salvage and a Dealer's Choice project. In the workshop, the teams create one-of-a-kind pieces by transforming a chicken crate into a coffee table and giving a vintage record cabinet a colorful upgrade. The pros then head back to the flea market, where the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Sunday
Apr 14
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 3

Flipping Funny!

Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried and his wife, Dara, face off against comedian Michelle Collins and her friend, Fiona, for $5,000 and bragging rights. At the flea market, each team gets $500 and one hour to find the three projects on their flip list: Twisted Traditional, Pop of Color and You've Gotta Be Kidding Me. In the workshop, they create some amazing pieces, including a coffee table from an industrial baking pan and a console table from wooden scaffolding. The team that makes the most at the flea market takes home $5,000.

Sunday
Apr 14
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 14
11am | 10c
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.

Sunday
Apr 14
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.

Tuesday
Apr 23
8am | 7c
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
Apr 23
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Apr 23
9am | 8c
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
Apr 23
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 10, Episode 8

Lara Gets Flipping!

Future in-laws take on a self-proclaimed odd couple in a furniture-flipping contest for $5,000. The flip debuts a new challenge in which Lara gets to choose a piece for each team to buy and reinvent in their own style.

Tuesday
Apr 23
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 9

The Flea Market Unicorn

Self-proclaimed "Geek Girls" of Design go up against married flippers in a challenge to create a vignette of cohesive pieces designed for entertaining at home. The two teams emerge from their workshops with innovative pieces including a Bingo ball board converted into a coffee table and a stylish bar made from an optometrist's cabinet. The finished products will then be sent to New York's Long Island Flea where the teams hope to receive a visit from the fabled "Flea Market Unicorn," by selling all three of their pieces to a single customer. The team who makes the highest profit will go home with $5,000!

Tuesday
Apr 23
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 10, Episode 10

Sock It to Me!

Flipping buddies take on a pair of picking pals in a challenge for ultimate flea market supremacy and $5,000. Armed with $500, the teams have one hour to shop for items to complete projects from the Flip List including Workspace Remix, Symmetrical Design and Modern Farmhouse. The teams get one day to flip their items and emerge with some fabulous designs including a wooden painter's box turned into a desk and a vintage milk cart and ice chest combined to make a mobile bar. The winner will be decided by who profits the most when they take their flips to market.

Tuesday
Apr 23
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
Apr 23
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 8
8am | 7c
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.

Wednesday
May 8
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 8
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 10

Married Metal Heads Take on Fierce Flippers

Best buds Anthony and Tonie are competing against married metal heads, Aaron and Angie. With $500 in hand and the encouragement of Lara Spencer, the teams hit the aisles of Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts. They have one hour to find the best bargains from their Flip List: Metal Project, Bachelor Pad, and Less Is More. Next, the teams put the pedal to the metal in the workshop, where they have just one day to transform their projects. Aaron and Angie upcycle an industrial metal cart into a chic coffee table. Meanwhile, Anthony and Tonie hope that orange really is the new black as they upcycle a prison transport bench into stylish seating. With their projects complete, the teams get ready to sell at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in New York City. But will the customers at be in the mood for refurbished metal projects or prison-chic? The team that scores the biggest profit will score $5000.

Wednesday
May 8
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 8
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
May 8
10:30am | 9:30c
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?

Wednesday
May 8
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
May 8
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Rainy Day Flipping

Rain won't slow down confident husband-and-wife team, Adrienne and Anthony, as they take on father-daughter duo, Jeff and Alex. The teams are armed with umbrellas, $500, and only one hour to take Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut, by storm. They race to find projects from the Flip List, then head into the workshop where they have one day to complete their transformations. Jeff and Alex plan to transform a wooden card catalogue into a side table, while Adrienne and Anthony put the pedal to the metal as they repurpose motorcycle fenders into a new coffee table. Both teams hope their transformed items connect with buyers at Long Island City Flea, because whoever makes the most profit takes home $5000.

Sunday
May 19
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
May 19
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
May 19
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 9

For Better or For Worse

It's a domestic showdown as confident husbands Jason and Graham take on their competitive wives Jennifer and Melanie. The hunt begins at Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, where the teams have $500 and one hour to shop for items from our Flip List: His and Hers, Industrial Chic and Contrast Design. Next, it's time to transform their items in the workshop where the husbands work with pieces like a copper bucket, while the wives flip items like a marquee sign. Team Husband and Team Wife hope buyers at New York City's Green Flea side with them, because whoever makes the most profit goes home with $5,000 and proof that they are "the better half".

Sunday
May 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 1

Mommy and Me at the Flea

Two mother-daughter duos face off for the $5000 prize. The fun and games start at the flea market where each team gets a budget of $500 and only one hour to find three projects on their flip list, which includes: Fun and Functional, Pattern Play and a Girl Power Project. In the workshop the teams create one-of-kind pieces, including a set of end tables made from old film reels and an old desk reinvented as a crafting station. The team that turns the biggest profit at the flea market takes home the $5000 prize.

Sunday
May 19
9am | 8c

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