Everyone loves a good flea market. In the wake of Antiques Roadshow, Market Warriors and now HGTV’s Flea Market Flip, interest in treasure hunting is on the rise as entertainment corporations continue to bring fleas into their spotlights. The latest evidence of this growing trend is HGTV’s announcement that it is definitely planning on a second season of its newest show, Flea Market Flip, hosted by network news correspondent and author Lara Spencer. The show premiered only one week before the announcement, but feedback was positive enough to entice the network to reveal its plans for Spencer and the show early.
In each episode, two teams of flea market patrons compete for $5,000 by scouring the flea market for $500 worth of merchandise, then “flipping” the merchandise, repurposing it and selling it for a profit. Cameras catch every detail as the teams use their best showmanship and haggling skills. “Flea Market Flip combines elements of competition, design, DIY and bargain hunting,” says HGTV general manager, Kathleen Finch. “And since our viewers enjoy the latest trends and the fall flea market season is upon us, it is the perfect time to renew the series. With Lara leading the charge, this friendly competition show is fun and highly entertaining.” The show presently airs on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, and the second season is slated to begin in early 2013.