Cowabunga!

"The Simpsons" is getting its own theme-park ride next year at Universal's theme parks in Orlando, Fla., and Hollywood.

No real details, but the company says "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and executive producer James L. Brooks are collaborating with ride designers and that characters will be voiced by the show's actors.

'Survivor' nears milestone

Seems as if it were only yesterday that "the tribe has spoken" was the phrase of the moment, but CBS' "Survivor" will mark its 200th episode May 13 with the live-from-New York finale of "Survivor: Fiji."

Miss A's 'Most Wanted'

Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007, participated in a sting of suspected online predators for Saturday's episode of "America's Most Wanted" (9 p.m., Channel 29), Fox said yesterday.

Pictures of Nelson as a teen were used to lure men, who were confronted by police, Nelson and "AMW" host John Walsh.

Coming to DVD

"Kitchen Confidential," the short-lived Fox series based on the Anthony Bourdain memoir of the same name, will live on on DVD, starting May 22, when the full series is released.

And you can "Welcome Back, Kotter" - the first season, at least - on June 12. *