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Thursday on TV: At long last, World Cup begins in Brazil

Published June 12, 2014 9:58 am

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The 2014 World Cup gets under way today as the host country, Brazil faces Croatia (2 p.m., ESPN).I have nothing against the Brazilian national team, but wouldn't it be fun if the first game was a huge upset and Croatia wins? (That is NOT a prediction, by the way.)Elsewhere on TV ...Golf (7 a.m., ESPN): First round of the U.S. OpenNBA Finals (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Game 4 - San Antonio Spurs at Miami HeatHollywood Game Night (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Tim Gunn, Tiffani Thiessen, Jeff Probst, Leslie Bibb, Poppy Montgomery and David Alan Grier are the celebrity guests.Hell's Kitchen (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remaining contestants are challenged to a blind taste test.Undateable (8 and 8:30 p.m., NBC//Ch. 5): Justin expresses his feelings for Nicki; Danny encourages Brett to ask a guy out.Gang Related (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The task force discovers a sex-trafficking ring run by Russian mobsters.Last Comic Standing (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The semifinals begin.