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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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
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!

Tuesday
Dec 3
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 3
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Dec 8
7am | 6c
Season 13, Episode 2

Families That Flip Together

It's a family showdown as an aunt and her niece battle a pair of siblings for $5,000. The competition begins at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to find three projects from their flip list that includes Farm To Table, Vintage Pairs and Stripping Beauty. Then the teams take their finds into the workshop, where they create pieces including a hand truck transformed into a coffee table and a card catalog converted into a console. The teams head back to the flea market with their creations, and the one that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Sunday
Dec 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 13, Episode 3

Earn Your Flipping Wings

Two teams of furniture flippers face off at the flea market for $5,000. The action kicks off when each team receives a budget of $500 and just one hour to find the three projects on their flip list, which includes Chic Storage, Twisted Traditional and Industrial Workspace. The teams then head into the workshop to reimagine their pieces, turning a pair of gold wings into a table and a cart into a shelving unit. Both teams return to the flea with their newly created designs, and the one that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Sunday
Dec 8
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 4

An All-American Flip

Two teams face off in an America-themed flip battle for $5,000. Each team receives a budget of $500 to shop the flea market for three projects on their flip list, which includes Modern Americana, Industrial Revolution and a Freedom of Choice project. Then they head for the workshop to create inspired designs, including a wheelbarrow transformed into a coffee table and an old cabinet converted into a wine bar. Back at the flea market, the pair that makes the bigger profit takes home bragging rights and the $5,000 prize.

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

Flipping Neighbors

Two teams of designing neighbors have a showdown at the flea market for $5,000. Each team gets $500 to find and flip three projects on their flip list, which includes: Mid-Century Remix, Sustainable Design and Unhinged. The neighbors then head back to the flea market where the one that makes the bigger profit takes home bragging rights and $5,000.

Sunday
Dec 8
9am | 8c
Season 13, Episode 14

How Far Can $100 Go?

A pair of designing dudes take on a pair of junk-loving ladies for the chance to win $5,000. This time, each team gets a budget of only $100 plus a time limit of just one hour to find three projects of their choosing, which they must transform from "cheap to chic." The teams then hit the workshop where they create one-of-a-kind pieces to sell at the flea market for the biggest profit.

Sunday
Dec 8
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 13, Episode 5

Sisters vs. Misters

Two teams of flippers put their creativity to the test for the chance to win $5,000. The competition starts at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to find three projects on their flip list of Blended Design, Rustic Reimagine and Built-In Beauty. In the workshop, they transform their purchases into pieces including a console table made from wooden apple chutes and a bistro set formed from an old metal gear and some stools. The teams then head back to the flea market with their fixed-up finds, where the team that makes the bigger profit wins $5,000.

Tuesday
Dec 24
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 6

A Hot One at the Flea!

Two teams of experienced furniture flippers battle each other -- and the heat -- 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 Eco-Chic, Sleek Storage and a Centerpiece Project. The teams then head to the workshop, where they create one-of-kind pieces like a kitchen island made from a table saw and a console table constructed from mailboxes. The temperature rises as the teams return to the flea market, and the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Tuesday
Dec 24
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.

Tuesday
Dec 24
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.

Tuesday
Dec 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 13, Episode 9

Time to Make Some Dough

Two married couples learn that all is fair in love and flipping as they battle for $5,000. The competition starts at the flea market, where both teams get $500 and one hour to shop their flip list: Versatile Vintage, an Upholstery Project and Compact Design. From there, the teams take their finds into the workshop to create one-of-a-kind pieces, turning a rustic wooden dough bowl into a shelving unit and a vintage toolbox into a coffee table. They head back to the flea with their upcycled creations, where the team that makes the bigger profit takes home $5,000.

Tuesday
Dec 24
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 10

Shake Your Money Maker!

Two teams of pro flippers face off at the flea for $5,000. At the flea market, each team gets $500 and one hour to find three projects from their flip list, which includes Symmetrical Design, Metal Makeover and Shaker Chic. The teams head into the workshop to create strikingly original pieces, including a coffee table made out of a birdcage and a vintage toolbox transformed into a bar. The teams return to the flea market, where the one that makes the bigger profit wins $5,000.

Tuesday
Dec 24
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
8am | 7c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 22
11am | 10c

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