In this paper, the performance of trellis coded M-PSK systems is investigated operating over Rician fading channels with phase jitter. Thus the results reflect not only the degradation due to the effect of fading on the amplitude of the received signal, but also the impairment caused by the noisy carrier reference, which is usually neglected by the assumption of perfect phase tracking at the receiver. Analytical upper bounds on pairwise error probability for Rician fading with phase jitter are derived using Chernoff bounding technique in both cases where channel state information is available or not. The bit error probability performances are evaluated based on the modified transfer function approach. The numerical examples clearly demonstrate the error performance degradation due to both amplitude fading and phase noise process.