By Erin Strecker
July 16, 2013 at 07:16 PM EDT
Andrew Eccles/Oxygen Media

The Glee Project has been canceled, EW has confirmed.

The Oxygen reality show, which had contestants competing for a role on Fox’s Glee, will not return for a third season. A source close to the show told EW the decision was made several weeks ago and that it has nothing to do with the death of Glee star Cory Monteith.

The Glee Project will not be returning to Oxygen, but we are extremely proud of this series which launched the careers of several talented individuals. The show had so much heart and we thank Ryan Murphy and all of the creative talent who helped make the series a critical darling,” a network rep said in a statement.

Last season’s winner, Blake Jenner, originally won a seven-episode arc on Glee‘s fourth season, but actually wound up appearing in many more episodes and was recently promoted to a series regular for season 5. Glee actors Alex Newell, Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty all also got their start on the reality show.